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3 Resources from Solid Waste & Recycling

As Earth Day approaches, Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling wants to remind you of three great resources to help you reduce, reuse and recycle!

Yard waste collection will begin the week of April 11, 2022.

Yard waste must be properly prepared for collection.

Be(e) friendly to our pollinators

Although yard waste collections starts soon, consider leaving items untouched on your lawn for as long as possible. Bees often nest in broken stems of plants and butterflies overwinter in leaf piles. Giving them time to wake up will help our community flourish.

Sign up to use an organics drop-off site near you

Do you live in an apartment with no access to an organics recycling program?

The City of Minneapolis now has 18 organics drop-off sites open and free for use in partnership with Hennepin County, and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and several community groups.

Two more drop-offs at Stewart Park and North Commons Park will open on Earth Day, April 23.

Sign up for one of 20 drop-offs near you at

Garden Tool Swaps - Save the date!

Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling and community partners are holding the second annual city-wide swap event of garden tools and plant-related equipment.

From first-time gardeners to those with green thumbs, all are welcome at this free event.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 14, 2022 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and bring your unused items to a swap event near you. You do not need to bring items to the event to take items home with you. There will be a swap held at Powderhorn Park!


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