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 to dispose of one load for free. Call the organizing district council listed below to participate.

2018 Events Summary     2019 Drop off Event Mailer     Accepted Items and Fees


2019 Dates and Locations

  Date Time Location District Council Organizer
A. Saturday, June 8 8:00 am - 1:00 pm*

MN State Fairgrounds - NE corner of the fairgrounds (enter from eastbound Larpenteur Ave.)

District 10 Como Community Council
district10comopark.org
651-644-3889

B. Saturday, June 22 8:00 am - 1:00 pm* Washington Technology Magnet High School - 1495 Rice St (enter from Nebraska Ave. Right turn only onto Nebraska from Rice St.)

North End Neighborhood Organization
district6stpaul.org
651-488-4485

C. Saturday, September 14 8:00 am - 1:00 pm* Harding High School - 1540 E 6th St (enter from westbound 3rd St.)

District 1 Community Council
district1council.org
651-578-7600

D. Saturday, September 28 8:00 am - 1:00 pm* Shepard Road - Event is ON Shepard Road between between Alton and Davern St. (enter from westbound lane of Shepard Rd.)

Highland District Council
highlanddistrictcouncil.org
651-695-4005

*Please be advised that all Citywide Drop-off events close at 1:00 pm. To guarantee entrance, be sure to arrive early with plenty of time to unload your vehicle and exit by 1 pm. Staff reserve the right to turn away vehicles for safety reasons and to ensure events close on time. 

Map of Citywide Drop off Events.

Accepted 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.

Cash or check only, please! We do not accept cards. 

List of items accepted and related fees.

Items not accepted.