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About Garbage Collection

updated: Thursday, February 11, 2016

Garbage is collected every week on your regular collection day. Find your collection day and set out your garbage by 7 a.m. to ensure collection. Please do not set your cart in the street, alley, or sidewalk. If you believe your garbage was missed, please call Waste Management at 763.783.5423.

You have options to increase or decrease the size of your garbage cart. Garbage carts come in 20, 30, 60 and 90-gallon sizes. Residents interested in downsizing their current garbage service level should call Utility Billing at 952.924.2111 or fill out the online cart selection form.

Tips for Garbage Collection:

  • Set out by 7 a.m. to ensure collection.
  • Garbage must fit inside your cart with the lid completely closed.
  • If you believe your garbage was missed, please call Waste Management at 763.783.5423.

The following links provide more information about garbage collection:

Public Works
Municipal Service Center | 7305 Oxford St. | St. Louis Park, MN 55426
P: 952.924.2562 | F: 952.924.2560 |

Bulk Item Collection

updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2016

There may be times when you have items that cannot be donated, recycled, or do not fit inside your city-provided garbage cart with the lid closed. Waste Management offers easy disposal solutions for many of these difficult to get rid of items such as large broken toys, carpet, mattresses, furniture, general junk and construction / remodeling materials including wood.

Call Waste Management's Customer Service Hotline at 763.783.5423 to schedule a pickup of your bulky items.

Residents must pre-pay Waste Management for a bulk item collection.

Cart Placement & Storage

updated: Monday, March 07, 2016

Please set garbage cart(s) at the curb or alley where collectors can easily get to them including:
  • The grassy area of your boulevard between the street and sidewalk
  • Your driveway
  • On your property next to your garage if you have alley collection
  • On your property adjacent to the alley

If it has just snowed and your street hasn’t been plowed yet, place your garbage cart(s) far enough away from the curb so they aren't covered by snow from passing snowplows. If you don’t have space on your driveway to place the cart, you will need to shovel an area clear of snow for your carts in your yard or boulevard area.
As per City Ordinance, carts cannot be placed in the street, alley or sidewalk. They pose a hazard to vehicles and pedestrians as well as hampering snow removal.

Please put carts away promptly once your garbage has been collected. If you must store your carts outdoors, please be considerate and store them where they are least visible to your neighbors. The city requires that carts are not stored adjacent to the street, and at least four feet from interior lot lines.

Collection Rates & Fees

updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Place a $2 Extra Garbage Sticker on all extra bags of household garbage. Your standard rate does not cover the collection of garbage that does not fit easily in your cart when the lid is closed. These stickers are ONLY for bags of regular household garbage. They are not for bulky items (chairs, carpeting, or furniture, etc.), appliances, electronics...

Educational Tags - Garbage

updated: Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The city requires Waste Management to leave educational tags on your garbage cart for improperly prepared garbage.

Improperly prepared garbage includes:

  • garbage that is not bagged;
  • has yard waste mixed in;
  • is overfilling the cart;
  • not using extra refuse stickers for extra bags of garbage outside your cart;
  • setting garbage in the street/alley or on the sidewalk; or
  • having bulk items set out without prepayment or a scheduled collection.

Call Waste Management Customer Service Hotline at 763.783.5423 or email them at if you receive a tag and have questions.

Extended Absence Program

updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Under the Extended Absence Program, you may be eligible for a reduced garbage rate if you are vacating your property for five or more consecutive weeks. If you're gone for less than five weeks, there is no discount for not setting out garbage.

To qualify for the lower rate, you must notify the utility billing office at least two weeks before your home becomes vacant. For more information, call 952.924.2111 or download the Extended Absence Application.

Utility Billing
City Hall | 5005 Minnetonka Blvd. | St. Louis Park, MN 55416
P: 952.924.2111 | F: 952.924.2170 |

Holiday Collection

updated: Thursday, February 11, 2016

If a holiday falls on the weekend, there will be no delayed collection. If a holiday falls during the week, collection will be delayed by one day all week through Saturday (9 a.m. through 6 p.m.).

Collection is only affected by the six holidays listed below. Collection remains the same on all other holidays throughout the year such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day and Veterans Day.

Memorial Day
Monday, May 30, 2016
No collection on Monday. Collection delayed one day all week.

Independence Day
Monday, July 4, 2016
No collection on Monday. Collection delayed one day all week.

Labor Day
Monday, September 5, 2016
No collection on Monday. Collection delayed one day all week.

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 24, 2016
No collection on Thursday. Thursday and Friday collection will be delayed by one day.

Christmas Day
Sunday, December 25, 2016
No delay. Regular collection schedule both before and after the holiday.

New Years Day
Sunday, January 1, 2017
No delay. Regular collection schedule both before and after the holiday.


Contact Public Works at 952.924.2562 for more information.

Illegal Dumping

updated: Thursday, March 10, 2016

Illegal dumping is the disposal of waste at a location other than where it was generated. Illegal dumping can happen on residential, commercial, industrial, or public property. Materials that are commonly dumped include electronics, appliances, construction debris, trash, tires, automotive fluids, and other waste.

Property owners are responsible for cleaning up the waste, regardless of who dumped it.

If you see any illegal dumping, anywhere in the city of St. Louis Park, please report it by calling Public Works at 952.924.2562.

Thank you for helping to keep St. Louis Park clean and green.

Mixed Municipal Solid Waste Deposit Disclosure

updated: Tuesday, March 01, 2016

You may be responsible for any liability that results from contamination at a facility where your waste has been deposited. Minnesota believes that its waste management system provides substantially more financial and environmental protection than depositing waste in landfills in other states. Managing your waste in Minnesota may minimize your potential...

Spring Clean-Up Day

The Annual Spring Clean-Up Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the St. Louis Park Municipal Service Center, 7305 Oxford St. The event is for St. Louis Park residents only, personal identification will be required. The next Clean-Up Day event will be held in September 2016.

For a fee/charge:

  • Bulky items for disposal (e.g. furniture, toys, remodeling supplies, wood, equipment, etc.).
  • Appliances
  • CRT Monitors, Box/Tube TV's (these will be charged based on size)
  • Tires (collected for shredding and reuse).
  • Mattresses and box springs can be brought to the event for recycling, for a fee of $20 each regardless of size.

See the price list or call Waste Management at (763) 783-5423 for fee information. Cash or checks only.

For no charge:

  • Bicycles in any condition.
  • Electronics – EXCLUDES CRT Monitors, Box/Tube TV's, which are accepted for a fee.
  • Gently used items for donation.
  • Textile recycling – Bring torn and worn clothes, shoes (pairs only), linens, towels, fabric scraps and rags for free recycling. Clean and dry only please.
  • Scrap metal recycling – Bring in old metal grills, steel shelving, bed frames etc. Lawn mowers and snow blowers must be drained of all fluids.
  • Paper shredding – Bring in your papers for free shredding. Limit three grocery-sized bags per vehicle. Shredded paper will be recycled.
  • Fluorescent bulb recycling – Limit 10 bulbs per vehicle. Bring in your expired, unbroken fluorescent bulbs (including compact fluorescent lights, U-tube and Circline fluorescent tubes, bug zappers, black lights, germicidal bulbs, high output bulbs and cold-cathode fluorescent bulbs) for proper disposal.

Not Accepted:
DO NOT bring tree debris, yard waste, garbage, recyclables, batteries, paint, hazardous waste or concrete. Household hazardous waste (HHW) can be brought to Hennepin County's drop-off facilities or to the HHW collection event on June 16-18 at St. Louis Park Middle School. Visit or call 612.348.3777 for locations and information. 


  • Reduce your wait time and vehicle load fees by coordinating with your neighbors or friends to load up one vehicle to deliver items to the Fall Clean-Up.
  • For your safety, we ask that you do not walk or bike in with your materials for drop-off.
  • Many items accepted at the Clean-Up events are accepted year-round at other locations in the metro area. Visit the A-Z How To Get Rid Of It Guide at for information.

The Clean-Up Day is sponsored by Waste Management and the City of St. Louis Park and is provided as a lower-cost alternative to home pick up. The city holds two Clean-Up Day events each year, in June and September. Call Public Works at 952.924.2562 for more information.

Walkup Service for Garbage

updated: Thursday, February 11, 2016

Walk-up service is an optional service where the driver collects your garbage at a location on your property other than at the curb or alley. Residents can sign up for this extra service by calling Waste Management at 763.783.5423. The following are the fees for garbage walk-up service:

  • 2015 - $3 per month plus taxes and fees
  • 2016 - $4 per month plus taxes and fees
  • 2017 - $4 per month plus taxes and fees
  • 2018 - $5 per month plus taxes and fees

Walk-up service for garbage will be billed directly to the customer by Waste Management on an annual basis.

Waste Management

updated: Thursday, February 11, 2016

The city provides residential garbage and recycling collection through a contract with Waste Management.

Garbage Truck

Garbage and Recycling Contact Information:


More Links

Municipal Service Center
7305 Oxford Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Phone: (952) 924-2562 Email: