Minneapolis Outdoor Garbage and Recycling Cats

Garbage & Recycling Carts

You'll see the same carts throughout our neighborhood parks that Minneapolis residents use at home, provided by the City of Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling

Garbage
Dark gray or black plastic carts

Comingle/Single-sort Recycling
Blue plastic carts
View a list of one-sort recyclables.

We may place more carts near heavily used areas such as playgrounds, basketball courts, and wading pools.

single-operator refuse vehicle

Garbage & Recycling Service

We will move neighborhood park waste and recycling carts to the curb on specified pick-up days the same way that residents move their carts to the curb on collection days.

garbage and recycling cans

In our larger parks you may see one of our single-operator refuse vehicles that can navigate tight spaces along trails and in parks. They also help increase efficiency, reduce the use of plastic garbage bags, and improve safety by eliminating manual lifting.

Always check to make sure you are using the correct container for you waste or recycling! Trash goes in the black containers and recycling in the blue!

For more information, check out Hennepin county’s website.