Recycling Collection

Recycling Collection Update 1/20/2023 at 4:00 p.m.

We are aware some customers had garbage and recycling carts that were in the street and were damaged by snowplows. We share your frustration that it is difficult to keep a clear space for your carts on the boulevard or alley because of the frequent, large, and heavy snowfalls this winter. 

Please help your neighbors by cleaning up any spilled garbage and/or recyclables. To request a recycling cart repair or replacement call Eureka Recycling at 651-222-7678,

If your recycling cart is usable, place it upright in your driveway apron, sidewalk opening or on the boulevard for collection. 

Recycling and garbage carts must not be placed in the street. Winter collection guidelines can be found at: Winter Collection. Please review the link below, or refer to the Annual Garbage and Recycling Guide that you received earlier this month for more information on cart use and placement. 

In addition:

Winter weather and road conditions have caused challenges for regular recycling collection over the past few weeks.  

We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your continued patience. 

We will keep you updated on any collection delays. To check the status of your recycling pick-up and/or sign up for alerts, visit

If needed, you can take extra materials to our free Recycling Drop off Center .  

Report Issues or Ask Questions

Use this form to contact the City with questions or feedback on recycling service and programs. A staff member monitors these inquiries Monday through Friday 8-4:30 p.m. Service related issues, such as missed pick-ups, can also be reported to Eureka for prompt attention. You can call them at 651-222-7678.

Recycling Questions & Concerns


  • Due to inclement weather, collection trucks may be running behind their usual schedules. For the most up to date alerts on service, check Eureka's ReCollect site:
  • ​​​​​Saint Paul residents can now recycle their electronics for free!! Safely dispose laptops, printers, cell phones, and more by taking them to the Repowered collection site. Find details on the Ramsey County Electronics Recycling Page 
All Recycling Announcements

Residential Recycling

City of Saint Paul provides recycling services to all residents. Click here to find info on program basics, acceptable materials, recycling drop-off center information, and more.

Residential Recycling Information

Accepted Materials

Find a detailed list of what you can and cannot put in your recycling container, cart, or dumpster.

Accepted Materials List

Collection Information

Information on how to use your cart, collection schedules, collection misses, and more.

Collection Information

Reduce and Reuse

Learn ways to cut down on waste by choosing to reduce and reuse.

Reduce and Reuse

Litter Clean-up Programs

The Come Clean! programs work to help address litter in our neighborhoods and dispose of problematic materials. Find out how you can participate.

Come Clean! Program

Household Organics (Food Scraps)

More than 30% of residential garbage is food scraps and other organics material. You can reduce the amount of these materials in your garbage with the household organics program.

Household Organics Recycling

Last Edited: January 22, 2023