Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling
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.
- Our hold times may be longer than normal.
- Our call center hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. until further notice.
- Our office is currently closed to the public, please call or email us with any questions.
South Transfer Station
Important notice for Transfer Station users:
- Until further notice the South Transfer Station will be open to Voucher Customers only. Cash and checks are not accepted. Any voucher overages will be added to the Utility Bill account for the property.
- If you do not have a Voucher, you are not able to use the site at this time. Visit Hennepin County's Landfill and transfer station web page to find alternative disposal locations while the transfer station is unavailable. Be sure to call ahead to verify materials accepted, hours, and fees.
Yard waste collection
Yard waste collection began the week of April 6, 2020. Visit our Yard Waste web page for materials accepted and to prepare your yard waste for pickup.
How to add another cart, change the size of your cart, or request container labels
- Call Solid Waste & Recycling, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 612-673-2917.
- 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.
- To sign up for organics recycling, fill out our online signup form. You may also call us or send us an email.
Batteries no longer accepted
Solid Waste & Recycling no longer collects batteries placed on top of recycling carts. Due to the potential for fires, rechargeable batteries are prohibited from all City of Minneapolis garbage and recycling carts. Alkaline batteries (single use AA, AAA, etc.) may be placed in your garbage cart.
Bring rechargeable batteries to Hennepin County's drop-off facilities in Bloomington or Brooklyn Park or to a retail drop-off location that accepts batteries. Find retail locations at Call2Recycle.org/locator. For devices that have difficult to remove batteries, such as vaping devices, cellphones and digital watches, bring the whole device to a drop-off location.
To prevent fire, individually tape each lithium and other rechargeable battery in a clear plastic bag or place clear tape on the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals. Learn more about getting rid of batteries at Hennepin.us/batteryrecycling.
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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].
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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 Aug 13, 2020