Understanding Recycling at Your Property

The City of Saint Paul requires recycling service be provided at all residential properties. The City provides for two different types of service:

Small Apartment Buildings (5-11 Units): Small apartment buildings typically share two large (95 gallon) recycling carts.

Learn when your recycling is picked up by viewing this Recycling Collection Day Map. The recycling carts either stay in the alley or go out to the curb on your recycling day. If your building does not have an alley, be sure that the person responsible for setting your carts at the curb knows your recycling collection day.

Large Apartment Buildings (12 or more units): Large apartment buildings will recycle in the location designated by their property manager. Recycling dumpsters or carts are available to be placed near each trash enclosure area.  Contact Eureka Recycling if you have questions about service related issues.  

See below for contact information and additional resources.  

Free Resources

The following resources are available to property owners and managers of multi-unit dwelling (MUD) buildings, such as apartments and condos. To request these resources and more, fill out the Recycling Assistance Request Survey. During this time, Saint Paul recycling staff, adhering to MN Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines, are working hard to provide recycling outreach to the community. Staff are available for consultation, material delivery, and outdoor site visits.

Submit an Apartment Recycling Request 

COVID-19 Disposal Messaging:




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Recycling Poster for Tenants

Cardstock (8.5″ x 11″ or 4.25" x 5.5") poster to hang in common area.

Electronic version also available in social-media compatible size.


Publications for Tenants:

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Recycling Handouts for Tenants

Glossy paper front/back one-page (8.5″ x 11″) handout to give each unit. These handouts are translated in several different languages. Handouts can be mailed or click on links below to download and print:

Tenant Handout (English)                      

Amharic   |   Hmong   |   Karen   |   Oromo   |   Somali   |   Spanish

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All In Apartment Recycling Guide

Helpful guide for anyone living in a multi-family building. Find information on what materials can be recycled, how to properly dispose of other household items (such as electronics), and ways to reduce waste. Guides can be mailed or click on link below to download and print:

2021 Apartment Recycling Guide

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Drop-off Disposal Guides

Reuse, Recycling, and Disposal Guide (5″ x 12″ folded)

Reuse Options | Large, Bulky Items | Sensitive Paper Documents

Guide can be mailed or click on link below to download and print: 2021 Drop-off Events Guide

Disposing of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Antifreeze | Batteries | Fluorescent Lights | Sharps and More

Large postcard can be mailed or click on link below to download and print: HHW Postcard

Posters and Signage for Buildings:

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Recycling Posters

Paper posters (11″ x 17″) to hang in common spaces such as entryways and on bulletin boards. The General Poster is translated into several different languages. Posters can be mailed or click on links below to download and print:

General Recycling Poster (English)

Amharic   |   Hmong   |   Karen   |   Oromo   |   Somali   |   Spanish

Cardboard Recycling Poster (English)

Horizontal Format   |   Vertical Format

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Outdoor/Indoor Recycling Sign

Sign (18″ x 24″) is durable, lightweight corrugated plastic that can be used indoors or outdoors. Mount with screws or double-sided tape at designate recycling areas.

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Trash and Recycle Dumpster Labels

Trash and Recycling labels (17″ x 24″) for dumpsters. Magnetic or sticker material.

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“No Plastic Bag” Stickers

Weather resistant. Place on recycling cart’s lid. Sizing: 5″ x 5″ or 3″ x 11″ (messaging written in English, Hmong, Somali, and Spanish)

Reusable Totes and Bags:

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Reusable Totes and Bags

Hard Sided Tote: Store and transport recyclables. Size is 12″ x 12″ x 7″. Paper bags fit inside totes.

Reusable Plastic Bag: Durable, store and transport recyclables. Photo guide of recyclable materials printed on sides of bag. Size is 20″ x 14″.

Recycling Presentations and Site Visits:

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Recycling Presentations and Site Visits

City staff will provide presentations that can be tailored to audiences of all ages and to the specific needs/interests of the building. Site visits are conducted by City staff or Eureka Recycling staff.

Due to COVID-19, presentations will be given online, and site visits will be conducted outside of the building.

Start Service at Your Building

  • Recycling: If you do not have adequate recycling service, contact Eureka Recycling at 651-222-7678 to set up service.
  • Trash: For a list of City of St. Paul licensed waste haulers, click on Commercial Haulers.

Recycling Issues

Additional Outreach:


Last Edited: October 27, 2021