Solid Waste & Recycling

We pick up garbage, recycling and more from residential properties in the City. We also offer community cleanup programs and run a drop-off site.

Customers and services


Our customers include

  • 107,000 residential dwelling units (1-4 unit buildings)
  • Approximately 200 larger residential or commercial properties
  • Neighborhood parks
  • City buildings

Collection services

  • Garbage (weekly)
  • Recycling (every other week)
  • Organics recycling (weekly)
  • Large items (weekly / every other week)
  • Yard waste (weekly, mid-April through mid-November)

In addition to the collection services identified above, our customers get vouchers to bring extra garbage, large items, scrap metal, building materials and tires to our South Transfer Station. 

We also

  • Offer community cleanup programs for you to help us keep the city clean
  • Pick up 500 litter containers placed at bus shelters and throughout the city
  • Track and remove graffiti throughout the city
  • Offer container rentals for events 

See our programs

What happens to your waste
Show response
Who picks up waste
Show response
Studies and reports
Show response
2023 Waste overview
Show response
Program milestones
Show response

Request accessible format

If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Contact us

Solid Waste & Recycling





Eastside Maintenance Facility
2635 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Building is closed to the public

Public Works


City Hall
350 S. 5th St., Room 203
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Office hours

Open to the Public by Appointment