Public Input Sought on City of Minneapolis’ Zero Waste Policy Draft

A team of City staff is seeking input from Minneapolis residents as part of the team’s work to provide feedback on the Zero Waste Draft Plan. To facilitate that process, the City will host a series of engagement sessions for residents and business representatives.

The draft plan can be downloaded here:

Resident/Community Meetings

6-8 p.m. Sept. 11
Minneapolis Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave. N.

6-8 p.m. Sept. 14
(Hosted by Council Members Gordon and Warsame)
Matthews Park, 2318 29th Ave. S.

6-8 p.m.Sept. 18
(Hosted by Council Members Palmisano and Quincy)
City Church, 1501 W. 54th St.

6-8 p.m. Sept. 21
Sabathani Community Center, 310 E. 38th St.

Session for Haulers/Business Community

1:30-3:30 p.m.Sept. 19
Currie Conference Room
1220 Currie Ave. North

For those residents unable to attend one of the above sessions, an online survey is available. Please share your thoughts by completing the survey.

The engagement period ends on September 22.

Mayor Hodges initiated the development of a zero-waste plan in her 2015 State of the City address. In June of 2015 the Minneapolis City Council established a goal to recycle and compost 50% of its citywide waste by 2020 and 80% by 2030. The resolution also called to achieve zero-percent growth in the City’s total waste stream from levels set in 2010. In 2015 the city of Minneapolis formed the Zero Waste Policy Work Group to develop a plan to meet those goals and set new ones. And now the city is has begun the drafting of a zero-waste plan.

The zero-waste team is comprised of staff from the Mayor’s Office, Council Member’s offices (Council Members Reich, Cano, Palmisano, and Gordon), the City Coordinator’s office; the Department of Public Works and the Department of Regulatory Services. The team provides technical assistance through providing provide information, analysis, and recommendations to the policy work.

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