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.
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 2016, all open to all Saint Paul residents:
- Saturday, June 11 - Washington Technology Magnet High School, 1495 Rice Street
More Info: District 6 Planning Council at 651-488-4485
- Saturday, June 25 - Harding High School, 1540 E. 6th St. (enter from 3rd St.)
More Info: District 1 Community Council at 651-578-7600
- Saturday, Sept. 24 - Shepard Rd. (between Davern St. and Alton St., enter at Alton St.)
More Info: Highland District Council at 651-695-4005
- Saturday, Oct. 8 - MN State Fair Grounds (NE corner of fair grounds; enter off Larpenteur Ave. west of Snelling Ave.)
More Info: District 10 Como Community Council at 651-644-3889
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 Recycling, a 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.
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.