Jun 21, 2022 - News

Minneapolis shifts yard waste service amid driver shortage

Illustration of a pattern of trash cans.
Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

Minneapolis is moving yard waste pickup to every other week for some neighborhoods due to a driver shortage.

The big picture: The city's announcement followed growing complaints over months of missed pick-ups in St. Paul.

  • Local trash haulers also say industry-wide labor issues are to blame.

Zoom in: The service changes impact residents in South Minneapolis east of I-35W and south of Minnehaha Creek.

  • Some Northeast customers who live south of 22nd Avenue NE will also see shifts.

What they're saying: "Staff understand this is inconvenient and are grateful for customers’ patience and understanding while the City works through staffing issues," a press release announcing the changes reads.

Of note: If you've gone two weeks without a pick up, you can call the Solid Waste & Recycling office at 612-673-2917.

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