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Free sand for sidewalks

Minneapolis residents can pick up free sand for their residential sidewalks. City laws require that property owners clear sidewalks after the end of a snowfall within 24 hours for homes and duplexes, and within four daytime hours for apartment and commercial buildings. (Daytime hours begin at 8:00 a.m.) After shoveling and clearing your sidewalks, spreading sand or ice-melting material is helpful. Residents who use salt or another de-icer should use it sparingly and read warning labels. Some de-icing chemicals can corrode metal, damage sidewalks, kill lawns, and harm pets when they walk on it.

Locations where residents can pick up sand are open 24 hours a day. Residents must bring their own pail and shovel.  The three locations are 6036 Harriet Avenue South, on West 60th Street between Lyndale and Harriet;1809 Washington Street Northeast, at 18th and Jefferson; East 27th Street, just east of Longfellow Avenue near the Public Works gate. Call (612) 673-5720 for more information. To report a sidewalk that is not shoveled, file an online complaint or call 311.




Cited Source: 
Ninth Ward e-Newsletter from Minneapolis Councilmember Gary Schiff