Beginning May 1, Saint Paul residents should contact the City's recycling team for any customer service needs related to collection, cart service, or general recycling program questions.

  • Eureka will continue to collect your recycling
  • Your recycling collection day will not change
  • No action needed to continue recycling services 

If you have questions about your recycling service, including missed collection, broken or missing carts, information about what to recycle, etc.:

  • There is a NEW 24/7 food scraps (organics) drop-off site located in the Union Park neighborhood!  Hosted by Lex-Ham Community Council.

    Food Scraps Drop-off Site

  • Are you a food service business owner in Saint Paul? Changes are coming to the requirements for to-go packaging.

    Green To-go Packaging Details

  • Eureka Recycling is offering virtual tours! Join them to learn about the recycling process and zero-waste efforts going on throughout the City.

    Recycling Tour Sign-up

New Recycling Studies and Reports

COVID-19 Protocols 

The COVID-19 pandemic, has many Saint Paul residents taking the time to do extra cleaning, both indoors and out. Here are a few helpful recycling and disposal tips and resources:

  • City recycling and garbage services are running on their normal schedules. Make sure all materials fit into your garbage or recycling carts.
  • Depending on the size of the garbage cart, residents in 1-4 unit properties can have two or three free bulky items collected at no additional cost. If you have large, bulky items to dispose of, please call your garbage hauler to schedule pick up. Learn more at
  • Residents can drop off acceptable recyclable materials, including large, flattened cardboard at Saint Paul’s recycling Drop-Off Center. Find location and hours on the Recycling Drop-off Page.
  • Learn how to properly recycle or dispose of many items with Ramsey County’s “A to Z Disposal Guide” at
  • Household organics and food scraps will continue to be composted by Ramsey County. To find drop-off locations and hours, visit the Organics Recycling Page.
  • Properly dispose of all Household Hazardous Waste by dropping items off at Ramsey County’s free hazardous waste sites. Learn more at
  • Residents in 1-4 unit properties can put yard waste in a compostable bag to be collected by your garbage hauler for $3 per bag, plus tax (please call your garbage hauler). Find your garbage hauler contact information at
  • Yard waste can also be dropped off at Ramsey County’s yard waste sites. For more information, visit the Ramsey County Yard Waste Page.
  • Donations of gently used but good items have temporarily been suspended at many collection sites. Please check with the organization before planning to drop any items off. For more information, visit the Ramsey County Reuse and Donation Page.
  • For options to get rid of your excess clutter, view the new Fall Disposal Guide. Additionally, check out the Saint Paul Bulky Item Collection Program or search the Ramsey County A to Z Disposal Guide for alternative options. 
  • Reuse, Recycling & Disposal Guide 

Last Edited: November 27, 2023