This license is for a facility in a building for acceptance by donation, redemption, or purchase of recyclable materials. Facility may allow limited compacting or crushing of recyclable materials. If you have questions, contact DSI at 651-266-8989, or email the DSI Message Center.

Code Requirements

See Chapter 408of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about recycling collection centers.

Application Requirements

You must submit the following:


Your application will be administratively reviewed by DSI Licensing, Zoning and Fire Inspection staff. This review may include on site inspections(s) to verify compliance with applicable regulations. You will be informed of any required inspections including the name and telephone number of the inspector after the submission of a completed license application. The location must be in compliance with all applicable regulations and/or license conditions before any license may be issued. This license also requires inspection approvals from the Ramsey County Department of Public Health.


The annual fee for a Recycling Collection Center License is $191.00 per location.


A Recycling Collection Center License will expire one year from date of issuance and may be renewed annually.

Last Edited: December 18, 2021