Recycling and Waste Reduction


An Update for Saint Paul Recyclers:

Thank you for using your single-sort wheeled cart and for your patience during the first weekend of the new program. Eureka crews are running new routes with new equipment and all of us are getting acquainted with new rules. This is creating some delays in pick up. We’ve created a recycling update page to provide daily updates with collection information provided by Eureka Recycling. ​ If your recycling wasn’t picked up last week and you have concerns about too many items or an overflowed cart, Eureka will pick up extra materials outside the cart, placed in paper bags, boxes or bins this week – as a one-time exception.


Here are a few simple tips and reminders that you can do to help ensure collection goes smoothly for everyone:

1. Place your cart out along the edge of the alley or curb, by 7am the day of your pick up, with the arrows on the top lid facing out. 
2. Keep the area around your cart free of snow, ice, and other debris.
3. Leave 2 feet of space between your recycling cart and other objects, including your garbage can.
  If you see a tag on the cart, that is a friendly reminder about how to recycle properly. Please follow the instructions provided.

Thank you for recycling!


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Saint Paul is recycling from wheeled, lidded carts!

Learn more about the program and using your new cart.


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Citywide Drop-off Events

Recycling and dispose of bulky items, electronics, refuse and more at upcoming drop-off events!

Learn more!

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Annual Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale

The Recycling Association of MN is now accepting online orders for its 2017 rain barrel and compost bin sale. Ramsey County residents receive $20 off the purchase of compost bins!

Order your bins now to pick them up at the upcoming distribution event: 
June 10, 2017 | 9 am - 2 pm
WestRock Facility | 2250 Wabash Ave.

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Pre-order your bins now!

Video Contest: Preventing Wasted Food!

Eureka Recycling invites you to submit a short video with your favorite tip on how you prevent wasted food. Do you have a way to revive wilted lettuce? Or a recipe that uses up food that would otherwise go to waste? 
Submit your video (two minutes maximum) to Eureka Recycling between April 22 and May 26.

Learn More!

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Winners will be announced on June 9. Prizes include: a Farm to Table dinner for two and glass containers to bring home your leftovers, $80 in Farmers Market cash, food storage containers, and a countertop compost keeper.

Be All In - Recycle!

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The City of Saint Paul is committed to making Saint Paul “The Most Livable City in America,” and a leader in sustainable urban living. The City of Saint Paul has been recognized as a national leader in environmental and recycling programs. The City continues to work towards increasing recycling, reducing waste, and implementing an organics collections program by increasing education and making participation easier. We thank you for being a part of our success.

 Discover our resources for recycling and composting at your next event!  

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