Bulky Item

Bulky Items

"Bulky Items" are anything that is too large to fit inside or is prohibited by law from being placed in your garbage cart. Bulky Items include Furniture, Appliances, Electronics and Mattresses.

Number of Bulky Items Included in Garbage Program*

     Small Carts: 2 bulky items included per year

     Medium and Large Carts: 3 bulky items included per year

All Households: Unlimited mattress pick-ups by Second Chance Recycling (in addition to your 2-3 bulky item pick-ups)! See below for details

Additional Bulky Items

If you need to dispose of additional items, you can pay $10-35 per bulky item (plus tax) to have them collected. The price of disposal of additional items can be found at the bottom of this page.

Construction and Demolition Debris is NOT included in bulky item collection and can't be placed in your garbage cart. To find disposal options for these materials visit the website RamseyRecycles.

Bulky Item Collection Process and Rates

*TVs larger 26 inch screens, console TVs, and rear projection will require a $20.00 surcharge.

New: Additional Mattress Pick-up

In addition to having 2-3 bulky item pick-ups by your garbage hauler, Saint Paul residents can now request an unlimited number of pick-ups of mattresses, box springs, or metal bed frames for recycling at no additional cost.

The City of Saint Paul is partnering with Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy and Second Chance Recycling to offer mattress and box spring collection and recycling. In an effort to recycle mattresses and box springs and keep them out of the trash, mattress pick-up comes at no additional cost to all Saint Paul residents.

Accepted for Recycling

  • Mattresses
  • Box Springs
  • Metal Bed Frames

Not Accepted for Recycling (Call your garbage hauler to have these picked up as a bulky item)

  • Mechanical Beds
  • Bed Furniture such as Headboards and Footboards
Volunteers lifting mattress for recycling

Schedule Your Mattress Recycling Collection

Properties with 1-4 units

If you live in a single-family home or a property with 4 or fewer residential units, schedule your mattress pick-up directly with Second Chance Recycling at https://www.secondchancerecyclingmn.com/curbside-collection-program/. 

Please limit each request to no more than 4 items at a time. 

For scheduling questions, contact Second Chance Recycling at citycurbside@emerge-mn.org or 612-230-7524. 

Schedule Pick-up

Multi-unit Properties (5 or more units)

Multi-unit property owners or managers can connect with Minnesota Waste Wise to schedule free mattress recycling collections for your property. To learn more about mattress recycling, visit https://recyclingandenergy.org/apartment-mattress-recycling/.

For scheduling questions, contact Minnesota Waste Wise at wastewise@mnchamber.com or 651-292-3931.

Contact for Scheduling

Last Edited: January 31, 2024