Recycling and Waste Reduction
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Thank you for recycling and composting!
As we celebrate Earth Day, April 22 this year we can also celebrate our accomplishments in 2014.
- City of Saint Paul changed to single-sort collection of recyclables.
- Added many types of plastic to the list of acceptable materials (#1, 2, 4, 5, and 7 food and beverage containers).
- City of Saint Paul residents recycled close to 20,000 tons of paper, glass, metal and plastic beverage and food containers.
- While the weight of material has stayed flat the volume of material increased by 16%.
- Some materials are being recycled less, others are becoming lighter (newspapers, beverage containers).
- Plastics recycled increase by 82% (500 tons).
- Just under 200 tons of appliances, electronics, scrap metal and concrete were recycled at 6 Citywide Community Clean Up events.
- Close to 100 tons of organic materials were delivered to the 5 drop off locations around town.
For a summary of the All In Program services and initiatives go to: All In Program 2014 Annual Report
Backyard Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale!
Organics Drop off Locations Available
||The first 300 Ramsey County residents can get a compost bin for only $40! Pre-order online before April 24th at Recycleminnesota.org and enter promo code ramsey.
Pick up your pre-ordered bin on April 17th in Roseville, April 18th in Maplewood, or April 25th in Saint Paul.
For more information visit Recycleminnesota.org
Source separated organics are accepted at Ramsey County Yard Waste Site locations
during regular site hours. Spring hours begin April 1st.
. Click here for details
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.
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.
Multi-Lingual Recycling Information
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Additional Recycling Resources
Kris Hageman, Environmental Coordinator @
Tim Pratt, Environmental Program Assistant @