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Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling   

Collection will not be affected by the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday January 18, 2021. Please place your carts and up to two large items out on your regularly scheduled collection day during the week of January 18, 2021. Please note that while collection is not impacted, Solid Waste & Recycling's office will be closed on Monday January 18, 2021.

Seasonal updates  

Snow carts - front viewShovel snow around carts: If the collection crew cannot easily wheel your carts to the truck, they cannot service them. Remember to shovel a 36" wide path through the snow, including snow left by the plow, from your carts to the alley or curb line. 

Please do not shovel snow into the alley or street as it makes collection more difficult for our crew, it makes maneuvering alleys more difficult for you and your neighbors, and is not allowed per City ordinance. For more information visit our Clearing snow around carts web page.  

Holiday tree disposal: Holiday trees should be placed next to your garbage cart before 6 a.m. on your regularly scheduled garbage day. If the tree is six feet or taller, make sure to cut it in half.

Holiday trees are not accepted in organics recycling. Holiday trees are processed as garbage due to chemicals applied to the tree's needles to prevent browning, keep needles longer, and to make the tree less flammable.  

Contacting Solid Waste & Recycling

On Monday April 6, 2020 Solid Waste & Recycling office staff began to work remotely. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unique time.

South Transfer Station

Important notice for Transfer Station users:

How to add another cart, change the size of your cart, or request container labels

  1. Call Solid Waste & Recycling, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 612-673-2917. Stickers for home waste containers
  2. Email [email protected]. If sending an email, include your name, address, and your request. If requesting container labels, be sure to include the number of each type of label you'd like mailed to you.
  3. To sign up for organics recycling, fill out our online signup form. You may also call us or send us an email.Organics Recycling

Organics Recycling

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There's no extra cost to participate!  Organics are collected weekly on your regularly scheduled collection day. Find more information on our Organics Recycling webpages

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One-Sort Recycling

There is no extra cost for one or more recycling carts. Recycling is picked up every other week on your regular collection day. Print off a recycling guide and post in your house to remember what all you can and can't recycle.


For more information visit our Acceptable Recyclable web page

Alternative formats

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact Solid Waste & Recycling at 612-673-2917 or by emailing [email protected].
Para assistencia: 612-673-2700
Pau kev pab: 612-673-2800
Hadii aad caawimaad u baahantahay: 612-673-3500


The Division of Solid Waste & Recycling is committed to excellence in customer service. The mission of the Division is to protect the health and safety of Minneapolis residents by providing solid waste management services that result in a clean and livable city. A Clean City is Job One, and the job is carried out in a safe, environmentally protective and cost effective manner. Solid Waste & Recycling is funded by your monthly fees, sale of metals and recyclables and a Hennepin County recycling grant. Property taxes are not part of the funding for your solid waste and recycling services. 


Last updated Jan 12, 2021



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Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 

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