Spring cleaning? Remember you can leave large items for collection

If you’re a City of Minneapolis solid waste and recycling customer, you can put large and bulky items out to be collected from your curb or alley.

You may leave up to two large items at your collection point each week. If they’re non-recyclable, you can leave them on any garbage day. Be sure to mark them “for Solid Waste,” and your garbage crew will pick them up when your cart is emptied.

Recyclable items such as electronics, appliances, mattresses, box springs or other items that are 50 percent or more metal may only be left on your recycling week. Make sure to mark them “for Solid Waste.” The crew will place a sticker on them, and a separate crew will come the following business day to pick them up. If you are unable to set the item out early, just call Solid Waste & Recycling at 612-673-2917 and tell us that you will set the item out by 6 a.m. the business day after your recycling collection. Our customer service team is available to assist you 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

If you have items you don’t know what to do with, look them up here: www.minneapolismn.gov/solid-waste/whattodo.

Also check out Hennepin County’s Choose to Reuse website

You can also visit Hennepin County’s new Choose to Reuse website for easy ways to keep usable stuff out of the trash and find quality items without buying new. You can also bring non-reusable clothing to Hennepin County’s drop-off facilities.

Find out more on the Choose to Reuse website.