Garbage and Refuse Service

  • The City of Saint Paul does not provide garbage and refuse collection service.
  • Please contact a licensed residential refuse hauler for service
  • Ask your neighbors about which garbage and refuse collection service they use. This will greatly limit additional trucks in your neighborhood.

In 2016, the City decided to start working towards starting Coordinated Collection for a uniform system for collecting garbage throughout the city. 

Currently, Saint Paul residents must find their own hauler to have their garbage picked-up.  Haulers don’t necessarily work in specific areas, so several different haulers may collect from a single block on multiple days of the week.  With Coordinated Collection, collection zones are established and residents don’t need to sign up for collection – a hauler is already assigned and a standard price is already set.  

Negotiations are ongoing with the City’s current haulers and a group of city officials are looking into other options. The City plans on starting the new Coordinated Collection in 2018 and 2019. Learn more about Coordinated Collection.