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Normal Operations for Saint Paul’s Residential Garbage and Recycling Services

Protecting public health and safety is a top priority for the City of Saint Paul as we work with our haulers to minimize community spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Garbage and recycling services will continue as normal. Maintaining regular garbage and recycling collection is an essential city service. We continue to work with Eureka Recycling and the St. Paul Haulers to monitor and minimize any potential impact to service.


Saint Paul Public Works is a nationally accredited department responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the street, sewer and drainage infrastructure systems in the city of Saint Paul. One of the largest engineering organizations in Minnesota, Saint Paul Public Works is responsible for more than 1,874 miles of streets, 806 miles of sanitary sewer, 450 miles of storm sewer, 107 bridges, and 145 miles of bike lanes. The department also engineers the traffic, signal and lighting infrastructure for the city, in addition to coordinating citywide recycling and garbage efforts. 

Public Works builds, maintains and enhances public infrastructure to respect and preserve our environment and assets. Our dedicated employees are committed to providing great service in a safe and cost effective manner.

Decisiveness, Accountability, Teamwork, Inclusiveness, Communication

To be a  world-class Public Works department.

Updates About Public Works Response to COVID-19