Recycling and Waste Reduction
Thank you for recycling and composting!
Citywide Cleanup Events
begin May 30.
Yard Waste and Organics drop off sites
open summer hours.
Household Hazardous Waste
site open summer hours.
- City of Saint Paul changed to single-sort collection of recyclables.
- Added many types of plastic to the list of acceptable materials (#1, 2, 4, 5, and 7 food and beverage containers).
- City of Saint Paul residents recycled close to 20,000 tons of paper, glass, metal and plastic beverage and food containers.
- While the weight of material has stayed flat the volume of material increased by 16%.
- Some materials are being recycled less, others are becoming lighter (newspapers, beverage containers).
- Plastics recycled increase by 82% (500 tons).
- Just under 200 tons of appliances, electronics, scrap metal and concrete were recycled at 6 Citywide Community Clean Up events.
- Close to 100 tons of organic materials were delivered to the 5 drop off locations around town.
For a summary of the All In Program services and initiatives go to: All In Program 2014 Annual Report
2015 and Beyond
The City partnered with Wilder Research Foundation in 2012-13 to conduct a comprehensive community assessment about residential solid waste and recycling programs and services. That assessment led to improvements to the City's recycling program that began in 2014 and will continue into 2017.
Learn about the City's plan for 2015 and beyond.
Additional Recycling Resources
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