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About Hazardous Waste

Many home and garden products are considered household hazardous waste (HHW). Hazardous product labels often include the words caution, toxic, corrosive, pesticide, combustible, poison, flammable, warning, or danger. These products have a wide variety of uses in your household, but they can harm human health and the environment if used, stored or...



About Recycling Collection

Recycling is collected every-other-week on your regular collection day. Find your collection day and set out your recycling by 7 a.m. to ensure collection. Please do not set your cart in the street, alley, or sidewalk. If you believe your recycling was missed, please call Waste Management at (763) 783-5423.

You have options to increase or decrease the size of your recycling cart. Recycling carts come in 30, 60 and 90-gallon sizes. Residents interested in changing the size of their current recycling cart should call Utility Billing at (952) 924-2111 or fill out the online recycling cart selection form.

There is no additional cost for recycling collection – it is included in your standard garbage collection rate.

The following links provide more information about recycling collection:

Contact
Public Works
Municipal Service Center | 7305 Oxford Street | St. Louis Park, MN 55426
P: (952) 924-2562 | info@stlouispark.org

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2013 Garbage & Recycling Changes

St. Louis Park has been a leader in residential garbage and recycling collection in the past, and the new program changes will help ensure St. Louis Park continues to be a leader.

2013 Resources

2012 Resources

Contact
Public Works
Municipal Service Center | 7305 Oxford St. | St. Louis Park, MN 55426
P: (952) 924-2562 | info@stlouispark.org



About Garbage & Recycling

St. Louis Park has organized garbage, recycling, organic waste and yard waste collection for single-family properties up to four units. In an organized collection system, the city provides residential curbside collection services through a contract with a hauler. Small businesses and multi-family properties are invited to join the program if certain...



About Garbage & Recycling

St. Louis Park has organized garbage, recycling, organic waste and yard waste collection for single-family properties up to four units. In an organized collection system, the city provides residential curbside collection services through a contract with a hauler. Small businesses and multi-family properties are invited to join the program if certain...



Beyond Curbside Recycling

Plastic Bags are not accepted in the residential curbside recycling program. Several retailers accept a variety of clean, dry and empty plastic bags including grocery bags; dry-cleaning bags; clean and dry cereal bags, bread bags and produce bags; zipper bags (remove top closing mechanism); stretch/shrink wrap; and 6-pack holder rings. 



Educational Tags - Recycling

The city requires Waste Management to leave educational tags on your recycling cart for improperly prepared recycling. Improperly prepared recycling includes items such as: non-recyclable items or placing materials in plastic bags.  

Items that are not recyclable go into your garbage cart. Contact Waste Management at (763) 783-5423 if you receive a tag and have questions. 



Electronics

Electronic waste, or e-waste, is any waste that has a circuit board or a cathode ray tube (CRT). E-waste includes items such as CD and MP3 players, radios, speakers, stereos, stereos receivers, remote controls, monitors, laptops, CPUs, home networking devices, keyboards, mice, printers, speakers, scanners, storage devices, fax machines, cell phones...



Electronics

Electronic waste, or e-waste, is any waste that has a circuit board or a cathode ray tube (CRT). E-waste includes items such as CD and MP3 players, radios, speakers, stereos, stereos receivers, remote controls, monitors, laptops, CPUs, home networking devices, keyboards, mice, printers, speakers, scanners, storage devices, fax machines, cell phones...



Frequently Asked Questions - Recycling

Yes. Extra recycling will be collected at no extra charge. If you have excess cardboard, please cut or fold the cardboard into 3 feet by 3 feet sections, and tie them into manageable bundles with string or twine. Place the bundles next to your recycling cart. If you cannot fit all your recyclables in your cart with the lid closed, place additional...



Garages and Accessory Structures

Structures that show extensive deterioration (rotted or bare wood, severely deteriorated roofs, leaning structures, broken windows, etc.) are in violation of the city property maintenance code. Owners may be contacted by the city and required to correct these conditions. Sound maintenance will protect your housing investment and ensure the quality...



Get Caught Recycling

The Get Caught Recycling Program began in December 2003 and rewards residents who properly recycle. Each month, the Solid Waste Field Inspector randomly selects two addresses that have at least one full recycling bin set out for collection. The winners receive a one-time $50 credit on their utility bill (if in good standing), and a reusable bag...



Hennepin County Offers Grants to Businesses to Increase Recycling

These grants can help with the purchase of containers, equipment purchase and installation, hauling service charges and minor improvements to loading docks and waste enclosures. Having a strong recycling program conserves natural resources and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, can help a business’s bottom line, and demonstrates their commitment...



Holiday Collection

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 6 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.

New Year's Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
No collection on Wednesday. Wednesday - Friday collection will be delayed by one day.

Memorial Day
Monday, May 26, 2014
No collection on Monday. Collection delayed one day all week.

Independence Day
Friday, July 4, 2014
No collection on Friday. Friday collection will be collected on Saturday.

Labor Day
Monday, September 1, 2014
No collection on Monday. Collection delayed one day all week.

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 27, 2014
No collection on Thursday. Thursday and Friday collection will be delayed by one day.

Christmas Day
Thursday, December 25, 2014
No collection on Thursday. Thursday and Friday collection will be delayed by one day.

Contact Public Works at (952) 924-2562 for more information.



Holiday Collection

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 6 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.

New Year's Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
No collection on Wednesday. Wednesday - Friday collection will be delayed by one day.

Memorial Day
Monday, May 26, 2014
No collection on Monday. Collection delayed one day all week.

Independence Day
Friday, July 4, 2014
No collection on Friday. Friday collection will be collected on Saturday.

Labor Day
Monday, September 1, 2014
No collection on Monday. Collection delayed one day all week.

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 27, 2014
No collection on Thursday. Thursday and Friday collection will be delayed by one day.

Christmas Day
Thursday, December 25, 2014
No collection on Thursday. Thursday and Friday collection will be delayed by one day.

Contact Public Works at (952) 924-2562 for more information.



Paint Disposal

Latex Paint
Residential households can place empty cans and cans with completely dried latex paint (not oil-based) in the garbage. You can dry out small amounts of latex paint (cans less than 1/4 full) at home.

To dry out:

  1. Remove lid and put lid in garbage bag.
  2. Stir occasionally to speed up the drying process.
  3. Leave the cover off so your Waste Management driver can see the can is empty and dry.
  4. Put the paint can inside your garbage cart, preferably on top of your garbage bags.

Oil-Based Paint
Liquid and dried out oil-based paint must be brought to a Hennepin County Transfer Station due to flammability.



Recycling for Small Businesses

If your business or multi-family residential building meets this criteria, you can request to be part of the single-family program by calling or emailing Jason Bredenberg at the contact information listed below. At the city’s discretion, participation in the program by any multi-family residential building or business can be terminated at...



Recycling Recovery Rate Study

In May 2009, waste sorts were conducted in two suburban communities in Hennepin County – St. Louis Park and Minnetonka. Each sort was one week long, with the primary objective of determining the recycling recovery rate of materials in curbside recycling programs and assessing the potential to increase it.

The recycling recovery rate is the ratio of the amount of material recycled by the resident to the total recyclable material in both the waste cart and the recycling bin.

St. Louis Park Conclusions

  1. Of the recyclables set out by residents, 64.8 percent were paper, 32.4 percent were containers, and 2.7 percent were combined trash/organics. Household batteries, consumer electronics and HHW/problem materials accounted for less than 0.1 percent as did clothes/linens.
  2. The most predominant materials in the curbside recyclables were newspapers/inserts (29.3 percent) and glass bottles/jars (23.5 percent).
  3. Of the waste cart contents, 10.3 percent were recyclable papers and 4.6 percent were containers.
  4. Of the recyclables remaining in the waste carts, those that were found in the largest amounts included:
    • Newspapers/Inserts – 2.4 percent
    • Glass Bottles/Jars – 2.1 percent
    • Office Paper/Mail – 1.8 percent
  5. Comparing the recyclables from the curbside program with the recyclables found in the waste carts, five categories have a recycling recovery rate of 75 percent or greater including:
    • Newspapers/Inserts – 89.8 percent
    • Glass Bottles/Jars – 89.1 percent
    • Phone Books – 79.6 percent
    • Corrugated Cardboard – 79.2 percent
    • Magazines/Catalogs – 78.5 percent
  6. Organics (food waste, non‚Äźrecyclable paper, and yard waste) accounted for 42 percent of the contents of the waste carts.

Additional information can be found in the Hennepin County Suburban Recycling Recovery Rate Study.



Single-Sort Recycling

Initially, everyone received one 90-gallon recycling cart. The old recycling bins used by St. Louis Park residents are about 18-gallons in size. The new cart is equivalent to about 5 bins. So if you filled 2 bins each week, you would fill 4 bins in two weeks. Thus, your 90-gallon cart would be almost full before each collection. Residents may find...



Single-Sort Recycling Acceptable Materials

NO: needles or syringes, plastic plates, utensils, compostable plastics, foam products of any kind such as packing peanuts, foam cups, and coolers (plastic coolers contain foam cores), gift wrap, plastic bags, plastic toys, dishes, ceramics or pottery, window glass or mirrors, aerosol cans, light bulbs, motor oil or anti-freeze bottles, or batteries...



Walkup Service for Recycling

Walkup service is where the driver collects your recycling at a location on your property other than at the curb or alley. The 2014 fee for recycling walk-up service is $4 per month and is billed directly to the customer by Waste Management. Residents can sign up for this extra service by calling Waste Management at (763) 783-5423.



Waste Management

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

Garbage and Recycling Contact Information:



Yard Waste Options

When signing up for garbage service, solid waste customers have two options for yard waste collection:

No Grass Clippings option
Residents who choose to mulch their grass clippings and not set them out for collection will receive a $12 annual credit against their garbage bill. Participants can set out leaves, twigs and weeds.

Full Service option
There is no additional charge for residents to have their grass clippings collected. In addition, leaves, twigs and weeds can be set out with the grass clippings.

You can call Utility Billing to find out which option you currently have, or to change your options. Also see the article on how to start, stop or change your options.

Contact
Utility Billing
City Hall | 5005 Minnetonka Blvd. | St. Louis Park, MN 55416
P: (952) 924-2111 | F: (952) 924-2170 | info@stlouispark.org



About Public Works Administration

Public Works Administration provides administrative support for Streets & Traffic and Water & Sewer. They also provide technical support for the roadway and utility infrastructure; manage the city's solid waste program; coordinate the spring and fall city clean-up events; manage telecommunication leases; and oversee the Division...



About Public Works Administration

Public Works Administration provides administrative support for Streets & Traffic and Water & Sewer. They also provide technical support for the roadway and utility infrastructure; manage the city's solid waste program; coordinate the spring and fall city clean-up events; manage telecommunication leases; and oversee the Division...



Opt Out of Phone Books

Tired of phone books piling up on your front doorstep, especially if you don't use them anymore? Opting out is even better than recycling. 

A website called Don't Trash the Phonebook allows you to stop phone book deliveries with a just few clicks of a mouse. The website is a joint effort by Yellow Pages Association, Conservation Minnesota, and local phone book publishers Dex One, Super Media and Yellowbook.

Interesting Fact: Telephone directories were banned from disposal in municipal solid waste (MSW) in Minnesota in 1992 (Minn. Stat. § 115A.951).

Dex Yellow Pages
You can change the number of directories you are scheduled to receive or stop delivery all together at DexKnows.com/Green.

Unwanted phone books can be placed in your recycling cart for collection. Contact Waste Management at (763) 783-5423 for more information on how to recycle phone books.



More Links

St. Louis Park City Hall
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: (952) 924-2500 Email: info@stlouispark.org