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Thank you for recycling!

**Recycling collections are not effected by the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday on Monday, January 19th.  All routes will be collected on schedule. 

Are you ready to go "all in" with your recycling efforts?

Single Sort Recycling
Put all of your recyclable materials into one bin or collection cart - separating is no longer required!

More Plastics Accepted
Most #1, #2, #4, #5 and #7 food and beverage containers are accepted. In addition to plastic bottles, yogurt, butter and produce containers, transparent deli and “to go” containers can be recycled with Saint Paul’s residential recycling program. Click here for a complete list of accepted materials.

Organics Drop off Locations Available
Source separated organics are accepted at Ramsey County Yard Waste Site locations during regular site hours. New Winter weekend hours.  Click here for details.

 2014-RYH-3000x25001-150x150.png Recycle Your Holidays™ is a one-of-kind statewide holiday light recycling program in Minnesota created and managed by the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM).  Drop off unwanted light strings at any of our 450+ participating locations during the holiday season starting Nov. 15 through Jan. 15, 2015.  The program is promoted statewide in partnership with WCCO, Ace Hardware stores and many other partners.  It employs over 200 individuals with disabilities at vocational centers throughout the state of Minnestoa.  The strands are dismantled by vocational center clients and properly recycled locally.  
Click here for more information and find an interactive map of drop off locations.

2015 and Beyond
Click here to learn about the community assessment project that led to these changes and learn about the City's plan for 2015 and beyond.

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Composting & Yard Waste



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 Hazardous Waste

Community Cleanup

 Reducing Your Waste

Multi-Lingual Recycling Information
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