Do you have a question about your recycling?

Use our inquiry form to ask about anything related to Saint Paul recycling services, programs, and more.

Recycling Inquiry


  • The Como Park Food Scraps drop-off site (1149 Beulah Lane) will be closed July 1-5 due to the Hmong International Freedom Festival. During this time site access will be blocked. The Como Park drop-off site will reopen July 6. Find other food scraps (organics) drop-off sites at Scraps

  • The 2022 Citywide Recycling Drop-off Events have been scheduled! Find details on the page Recycling Drop-offs Events 

  • There is a NEW 24/7 food scraps (organics) drop-off site located in the Highland Park neighborhood! Find details on the Food Scraps Recycling Page

All Recycling Announcements

Recycling Drop-off Center

The Recycling Drop-off Center is free to all Saint Paul residents and small businesses. Sorted recyclables can be dropped off six days a week for recycling.

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Collection Information

Information on how to use your cart, collection schedules, collection misses, and more.

Collection Information Page

Apartment Recycling

The City of Saint Paul requires that all tenants of apartment buildings are given the opportunity to recycle. Whether you're a tenant, apartment owner, or apartment manager, you can find program details and resources to make recycling at your apartment building go smoothly by clicking below.

Apartment Recycling Information

Accepted Materials

Find a detailed list of what you can and cannot put in your recycling container, cart, or dumpster.

Accepted Materials List

Electronics Recycling

Electronic items can not be placed in your recycling container, but they can be recycled! Find out when, where, and how!

Electronics Recycling

Recycle Smart

The Recycle Smart campaign highlights the most problematic items that cause issues when thrown in the recycling. Find out what these items are and how to properly dispose of them instead.

Recycle Smart Information

Last Edited: June 28, 2022