Do you have a question about recycling?

Use our inquiry form to ask about anything related to Saint Paul recycling services, programs, and more.

Recycling Inquiry



  • During the week of Thanksgiving, recycling and garbage pick-up will be delayed for residents with Thursday and Friday collection days.

    2021 Garbage and Recycling Collection Calendar

    • Thursday routes will be collected on Friday, November 26.

    • Friday routes will be collected on Saturday, November 27.

  • Find more information about new and upcoming programs or service changes on the announcements page.

    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

Come Clean!

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

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: November 17, 2021