This license is for reusable materials. It does not include yard waste. The license covers facilities that accept, store, and process recyclable materials, whether or not maintained in connection with another business. Processing includes but is not limited to bailing, briquetting, crushing, compacting, grinding, shredding, sawing, shearing, sorting, and the heat reduction of recyclable materials. It includes transfer stations for construction and demolition debris. If you have questions, contact DSI at 651-266-8989, or email the DSI Message Center.

Code Requirements

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


See Fee Table for current License fees.


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

Last Edited: November 9, 2023