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Solid Waste & Recycling

309 2nd Ave S., Room 210
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2281
612-673-2917

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Batteries no longer accepted

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Solid Waste & Recycling is no longer picking up 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

 

 Recycle Smart - gift wrap

Wrapping paper with glitter or foil and ribbons and bows are not recyclable. Choose low waste gift wrap like reusable fabric bags, reusable paper bags, old maps, or the comics section of the newspaper. If purchasing wrapping paper, be sure to choose paper that is recyclable and made from recycled paper. Recycle Smart and keep glitter, foil, ribbons and bows out of your recycling cart. 

Here are some other low-waste wrapping ideas:

Contact our office for more information.

Live in St. Paul? Visit St. Paul's recycling website for more information about recycling collection.

Changes to recyclables accepted: Recyclables no longer accepted

Due to changes in the international, national and local recycling markets, it's more important than ever to only put the proper items in recycling carts. Only the items identified on the recycling guide should be put in recycling carts.

Recent changes to what is accepted include:

These materials have weak markets and can be difficult to sort out at the recycling facility. For more information visit our Acceptable Recyclables webpage. For information on what to do with items not included on the recycling guide, use our What to Do List or Hennepin County's Green Disposal Guide.
 

Tour Eureka Recycling's sorting facility: You can now sign up to attend a tour of the recycling facility where the City's one-sort recyclables are sorted back into paper, plastic, glass and metal. Tours are offered monthly, however, space is limited and some restrictions apply. Click here for more information, tour dates, times, and how to sign up. If you can't attend a tour in person but still want to see how the recycling system works, watch Eureka Recycling's Story of a Cereal Box video.

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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Home container labels Stickers for home waste containers

Label containers in your home so guests know how to properly sort their waste Stickers are available for Solid Waste & Recycling customers to label your interior recycling, organics recycling, and trash containers located throughout your house. To order stickers to help improve your home collection system, call Solid Waste & Recycling at 612-673-2917 or email your request including the number of each type of stickers you want to [email protected]. If you are not a Solid Waste & Recycling customer, you may request labels, guides, and more from Hennepin County at www.hennepin.us/recycleeverywhere.

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

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612-673-2917
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
[email protected]

Mission

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 Dec 10, 2019

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For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

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