Citywide Drop-Off Events

The city partners with local district councils to organize annual community drop-off events for residents to properly dispose of large refuse items, recyclable materials not collected in the curbside program and share usable goods with others. 

Volunteers are always needed! Volunteers receive snacks, complimentary lunch, and a voucher for free disposal of one load of stuff. Call the organizing district council listed below to participate.

 2017 Events Summary     2018 Drop off Event Mailer






2018 Dates and Locations

Drop-off events are open to all City of Saint Paul residents. 

   Date Location  Time  Contact Information 

June 9

MN State Fairgrounds
(enter from Larpenteur Ave. just west of Snelling Ave.)

8:00 AM-
1:00 pm

District 10 Como Community Council

B. Saturday,
June 23

Harding High School 
1540 E 6th St. - (Enter from 3rd St)

8:00 am-
1:00 pm     

District 1 Community Council 
651- 578-7600

C. Saturday, September 15

Washington Technology Magnet High School 
1495 Rice St.

8:00 AM-
1:00 pm

District 6 Planning Council

September 29

Shepard Rd.
(between Davern St. and Alton St., enter from east)

8:00 am-
1:00 pm     

Highland District Council
651- 695-4005

pw_recycling_2018 drop off map

Acceptable Items

General refuse, household construction and demolition, scrap metal and concrete will be charged by the size of your load. If you only have bulky items or items that require special handling (listed below) you will be charge for those only. If you have a mixed load, you will be charged for both.

Be sure to check out the reuse area before leaving!