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Citywide Community Cleanup Events
Community clean up events are open to all City of Saint Paul residents. Volunteers are always needed.

The City of Saint Paul partners with local district councils to organize annual community cleanup events for residents to properly dispose of large refuse items, recycle materials not collected in the curbside program and share usable goods with others. Saint Paul residents have the opportunity to attend all clean up events listed below. Volunteers needed.

The City of Saint Paul is committed to recycling and reusing as much of the materials collected at these events as possible. For example, tires, appliances, scrap metal and electronics are all recycled; bikes collected at the event are restored and returned to the road for re-use. Furthermore, the city supports a monitored re-use area for residents to share usable household items with others. Participants using the drop-off sites are encouraged to check out the re-use area before heading home.

2015 Dates and Locations





Contact Information
May 30
     Washington Technology Magnet High School
1495 Rice Street
8am - 1pm  District 6 Planning Council
651- 488-4485
District 6 Planning Council
June 6
 Harding High School
1540 6th St. E
8am - 1pm District 1 Community Council
District 1 Comm. Council
June 20

Matsuura Machinery USA Inc.
325 Randolph Ave

8am - 1pm West Side Community Organization

Sept. 19

 Shepard Rd.
Davern St. and Alton St., enter from east)

8am - 1pm

Highland District Council

Sept. 26

MN State Fair Grounds
 (enter from Larpenteur Ave. just west of Snelling Ave.)

8am - 1pm

District 10 Como Community Council
District 10 Como Comm. Council

Oct. 10
Lake Phalen Beach House Parking Lot
1400 Phalen Lake Drive
8am - 1pm
Payne Phalen District 5
Planning Council
2014 Citywide Community Clean Up Events Report

  • Furniture
  • Construction materials
  • Mattresses
  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Scrap metal
  • And more!


  • General Load Fee: $10-$30, depending on size of vehicle
  • Electronics: $5 per item (including TVs, DVDs, VCRs, steros, computer equipment)
  • Tires: $3 for car tires, $5 for truck tires and $10 for tractor tires
  • Mattresses and Box Springs (all sizes): $15 each
  • Upholstered Furniture: $5 per chair, $7 per love seat, $10 per couch, $20 per hide-a-bed
  • Appliances: $20 per air conditioner; $10 for dehumidifiers, microwaves, refrigerators, stoves, washer/dryers, water heaters, etc.)

Reusable Items Accepted
  • Resusable items such as small furniture, household goods and toys will be set aside for charities to collect.  Reuse area is open to clean up visitors - check it out!

Items NOT Accepted
  • Curbside Recycling Materials
  • Vehicle Batteries
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Oil
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Yard Waste
Visit: Ramsey County HHW Collection Sites for disposal info.

Questions? Contact Kris Hageman, Environmental Coordinator at 651-266-8866 or    

To help address the ongoing problem of trash and litter in our community, the City of Saint Paul is asking community members to help clean, beautify and improve their neighborhoods. Clean neighborhoods benefit everyone!

Organize a clean up or adopt a container
Anyone can participate in cleanup efforts! Organize your family, community group, employee group, school or religious institution to clean up an area of Saint Paul. Request an area to clean or ask the City to help find an area for you. Complete the Come Clean! application [PDF] for a one-time clean up event or consider an ongoing commitment. 

        Additional resources:

Thank you to our newest Adopt-a-Block participants: Wellstone Elementary School and Rice St. Recreation Center

The Parks and Recreation Department hosts several clean up events throughout the year; check out the upcoming volunteering opportunities.

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