The City of Saint Paul partners with zero-waste non profit Eureka Recycling to provide weekly recycling service to all Saint Paul households.
New residents do not need to set up service - simply place your blue recycling cart out for collection by 6:00 am on your collection day. 
For more information or to report a missed pick up, contact Eureka Recycling at 651-222-7678 or

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Recycling Announcements

  • Most recycling collection routes are running on their regular schedule this week, but due to mechanical issues, winter weather conditions and the impacts of the pandemic collection is delayed in a few specific neighborhoods by one day between Wednesday, January 20 and Saturday, January 23.

    • You can find neighborhood specific information and sign up to receive recycling service alerts by visiting Eureka Recycling’s Pick-Up Calendar page. Just enter your address to see your collection schedule and any alerts for your neighborhood. Alerts can be sent to you via email, text or phone call.
  • String lights can be recycled at participating Saint Paul Libraries as well as the Saint Paul Regional Water Services, now through January 22, 2021. Find details on the Holiday Lights Recycling Page.
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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
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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
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Accepted Materials

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

Accepted Materials List
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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 Page
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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: January 22, 2021