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Conserve and Recycle

Recycling in Union Park

The City of Saint Paul has a contract with Eureka Recycling to pick up residential recycling, including apartment buildling recycling. Please put your recyclables out on the street curb by 7:00 a.m. each Monday. No need to sort the items; all recyclable items can be mixed. For details on what can (and cannot) be recycled, download Saint Paul's Guide to Recycling. If you have any questions about your recycling schedule or missed pickups, please call Eureka Recycling's Zero Waste Hotline at 651-222-7678.  

Recycling Changes

The City of Saint Paul rolled out wheeled carts for recycling!

Weekly collection at all single family and smaller multi-unit buildlings (through 11 units) will be done in 64 gallon wheeled, lidded carts where trash is collected. More acceptable materials will be included in the new service, including paper tubes (from paper towels), paper food tubes (Pringles™), refrigerator boxes (like butter boxes).

All multi-unit dwellings will have an opportunity to recycle.  Extensive site visits are taking place to establish proper service levels and education needs at all apartment complexes and buildings.  

Check out more information about the City's recycling program here

Disposing of other items

Saint Paul residents contract with their own trash haulers for regular garbage service.  You can find a list of licensed haulers here

Saint Paul City Council has set aside $330,000 in the 2016 budget to allow the city to begin preparations to transition to an organized trash collection system in Saint Paul. Read more about this project here. The Macalester-Groveland Community Council recently completed a report on consolidated trash hauling, which you can learn about here

The City of Saint Paul coordinates community cleanups where residents can dispose of a wide variety of items including appliances, mattresses, construction waste, and more. The City will host four cleanups in 2017, all open to all Saint Paul residents:

  • Saturday, June 3 | 8 am-1 pm
    Harding High School | 1540 E. 6th St. (enter from 3rd St.)
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  • Saturday, June 24 | 8 am-1 pm
    Washington Technology Magnet High School | 1495 Rice St. (enter from Nebraska)

  • Saturday, September 30 | 8 am-1 pm
    Shepard Rd. | Between Davern St. and Alton St. (enter from the east)

  • Saturday, October 7 | 8 am-1 pm
    MN State Fairgrounds | Enter from Larpenteur Ave. (west of Snelling)

 

Fees apply. Volunteers needed!

Find more info at stpaul.gov/recycle

 

Recycling & Waste Reduction Contact Info:

(651) 266-6130

stpaul.gov/recycle

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All cleanups are open from 8:00am - 1:00pm. If you can't wait for a cleanup, you can call the Ramsey County Solid Waste & Recycling Hotline 24/7 at 651-633-EASY (3279) or visit Ramsey County's helpful website to learn how to dispose of bulky or hard-to-recycle items.  Rethink Recyclinga guide for waste and recycling in the Twin Cities, has information on reducing waste and recycling a wide range of items at www.rethinkrecycling.com.

You are also encouraged to sell or give away reusable items sites such as Facebook, Craigslist, or twincitiesfreemarket.org, or at our local Goodwill

Composting

The nearest composting site run by Ramsey County is at 1943 Pierce Butler Route, St. Paul, MN 55114.  The site takes both compostable yard waste and kitchen organics.

Union Park residents are encouraged to dispose of household organics at the Macalester-Groveland Organics Recycling Drop-off Site.