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Solid Waste & Recycling

2635 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

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This alphabetical list helps you determine the best way to dispose of everyday things. Click an item for instructions on how to dispose, recycle, or drop off your items. Click on the icon for more information.

If the item you are looking for is not listed, please call us at 612-673-2917 or email us at [email protected] and we will let you know how to dispose of the item(s) and will add them to the What To Do List.

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Yard Signs
Yard Waste
Yogurt Tubs

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Yard Signs

Paper (corrugated) yard signs may be placed in your one-sort recycling cart. The metal frame must be removed before placing the paper in the one-sort cart. The metal may be brought to one of Hennepin County's HHW & Recycling Drop-Off Facilitiesfor recycling.

Corrugated plastic yard signs can be reused for different purposes. Check with your local school or neighborhood organization to see if they're interested in signs for reuse. Plastic yard signs are recyclable, but not in your one-sort cart. Contact Solid Waste & Recycling at 612-673-2917 for more information.

Plastic film yard signs can be recycled, but not in your one-sort cart. The film may be brought to a participating grocery store for recycling, and the metal frame may be brought to Hennepin County's HHW & Recycling Drop-Off Facilities for recycling.

Go To Recycling Page


Yard Waste: Brush, Grass
Clippings, Leaves, and Yard Trimmings

Do NOT place inside the organics reccling cart.  Customers of Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling services, may place yard waste next to the garbage cart.   Yard waste is collected weekly on your garbage day mid-April through mid-November, weather permitting. Yard waste is collected by a separate truck from garbage and recycling.

If you are willing to take this item to a commercial location, and pay a fee, call our customer service staff at (612) 673-2917 for locations.

State law prohibits disposing of yard waste with the garbage. South Transfer Station does not accept yard waste.

Go To Yard Waste Page


Yogurt Tubs

See Food, Beverage & Other Container Recycling.

Go To Recycling Page


Last updated Mar 11, 2016



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