Recycling and Waste Reduction

The City of Saint Paul is committed to making Saint Paul “The Most Livable City in America,” and has been recognized as a national leader in environmental and recycling programs. As we continue to work towards increasing recycling and reducing waste, we thank you for being a part of our success! Read the 2018 Annual Recycling Report. 

Winter Collection Reminders

During the winter months, bad weather, such as icy or heavy snow conditions, may occasionally present problems for your regularly scheduled garbage and recycling collection. Look for your Winter Collection Guide delivered to residents’ mailboxes! The Winter Collection Guide has helpful tips, as well as information and numbers you can contact if you have collection issues.

If you are new to Saint Paul, or did not receive a copy of the annual Winter Collection Guide, please contact us at 651-266-6199.

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Image of a girl putting a bottle in a recycling container, button link to information about All In Programs.

Button link to Recycle Smart Campaign Information.






Image of a woman using recycling at an event, button link to reserve containers.

Image of a woman putting a box in the recycling; button link for apartment building recycling information.













Do Not Place Carts in the Street - and Other Winter Collection Reminders

Winter weather is here! To help our crews with plowing efforts, do not place your carts in the street (or snowbanks) for collection. We are working with Eureka Recycling and the garbage haulers to make sure they place carts back on the boulevard.  Help our haulers safely collect your recycling this winter and follow these Winter Collection tips, also found online at

Multi-Unit Residential Property Owners and Managers

The All In Recycling Program is conducting a short survey about recycling opportunities available to residents living in multi-unit buildings with 12 or more units. This online survey asks a few questions about recycling services at your property and requests current contact information. This information will allow us to help you start or improve recycling opportunities at your building and provide provide up-to-date resources and support for recycling.  Please fill out one survey for each property you own or manage.

What's Happening with Recycling?

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You may be hearing about recycling in the news - learn about recent industry updates and what's happening to your recyclables in Minnesota. 

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