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Getting set up with trash services:
The City of Saint Paul has an open collection trash hauling system also known as “subscription service”. This means that waste generators (i.e., residents and business owners) contract directly with a waste hauler of their choice. The City of Saint Paul does not provide or administer a garbage collection service.

Residents/business owners can choose to contract for garbage services from one of the garbage haulers licensed with the city. Contact the haulers for details on pricing and pick-up schedule.

Tips for setting up garbage service.

Some of what is typically thrown away can be recycled, composted or handled in special ways. To help understand the diversity of types of trash and regulation for proper handling see Types of Trash provided by Saint Paul Ramsey County Public Health. Find out how to recycle or safely dispose of other items with Ramsey County's A to Z Recycling and Disposal Guide.

Still have questions? Find more information in the
City of Saint Paul Resident Handbook or the frequently asked questions related to residential trash collection.

Other trash services and bulky Items
There are several transfer stations that accept household waste and bulky items directly from residents.  For more information on hours, prices, acceptable material and directions contact the transfer stations:
  • J & J Recycling | 607 Barge Channel Rd, Saint Paul | 651.227.4457 
  • Twin City Refuse | 318 W Water St, Saint Paul | 651.227.1549
  • Advanced Disposal | 309 Como Ave, Saint Paul | 651.487.8546
  • Veit Disposal Systems (construction and demolition waste only) | 1305 Pierce Butler Route, Saint Paul | 763.428.2242

Recycle and compost to help lower your County Environmental Charge
The County Environmental Charge (CEC) is a fee billed by licensed haulers to their customers in Ramsey County. The fee is based on the amount of trash each customer produces. Because the CEC applies to trash and not recyclables, the CEC acts to reduce waste by getting people to recycle and compost more. CEC details.

Community cleanup events

 cleanup2.JPG The City of Saint Paul partners with local district councils to organize annual cleanup events. These events are opportunities for residents to properly dispose large refuse items, recycle materials not collected in the curbside program, and share usable goods with others. Cleanup events are scheduled May through October each year. Learn about the community cleanup events.

The City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department also hosts a number of cleanup event.
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