Citywide Drop-Off Events

Previously known as Citywide Clean-Ups.

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. Drop-off events are open to all City of Saint Paul residents. Volunteers are always needed! To volunteer, please contact the District Council organizer for each event.

2017 Dates and Locations

 Date Location  Time  Contact Information 

June 3

Harding High School 
1540 E 6th St. - (Enter from 3rd St)
8:00 AM-
1:00 pm

District 1 Community Council 
651- 578-7600

June 24
Washington Technology Magnet High School 
1495 Rice St.
8:00 am-
1:00 pm     
District 6 Planning Council
September 30

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

8:00 AM-
1:00 pm

Highland District Council
651- 695-4005

October 7

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

8:00 am-
1:00 pm     

District 10 Como Community Council


Accepted Items

Tires, appliances, scrap metal and electronics are all recycled; bikes collected at the event are restored and returned to the road for re-use. In addition there is a re-use area for residents to share usable household items with others. Participants using the drop-off sites are encouraged to check out the reuse area before heading home.

Accepted Items:



Items accepted at NO CHARGE: Bikes; Small engines (drain all liquids); Reusable items in good condition: small furniture, dishes, linens, tools, fluorescent bulbs, and confidential paper for shredding (bring in a paper bag, plastic bag, or cardboard box)

  • Curbside recyclable materials (cans, bottles, cardboard, etc.)
  • Vehicle batteries
  • Railroad ties
  • Treated wood
  • Yard Waste (leaves, sod, grass, dirt)



Accepted at Shepard Road event ONLY:

  • Household Hazardous Waste: 
    • Paint 
    • Oil 
    • Pesticides 

Visit Ramsey Recycles for more information about hazardous waste disposal, yard waste disposal, and donation opportunities.  

General Load 
(includes construction debris, scrap metal, large miscellaneous trash, etc.)

  • Car load - $10
  • Pickup/Van - $15-$20
  • Trailer - $15-$20
  • Large Box Truck - $30+
  • Air Conditioner - $20
  • Dehumidifier, microwave, refrigerator, stove, washer, dryer, water heater - $10
  • TVs under 60", DVD players, VCRs, stereos, computer equipment - $8
  • TVs larger than 60" - $15
  • No charge for cords, cell phones, keyboards, and other small items.
Mattresses and Box Springs
  • $15 each (all sizes)
  • Car - $3
  • Truck - $5
  • Tractor - $10
Upholstered Furniture
  • Chair - $5
  • Love Seat - $7
  • Couch - $10
  • Hide-a-bed - $20