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Garbage & Recycling

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About Garbage & Recycling

St. Louis Park has organized garbage, recycling, organics recycling 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 criteria are met, see the Recycling for Small Businesses article. 

The city entered into five-year contracts with Waste Management and Advanced Disposal on October 1, 2013. The contracts expire on September 30, 2018. Staff in the Public Works Division manage the contracts and oversee the day-to-day operations.









Clear an area for your carts

updated: Monday, October 10, 2016

On your collection day, garbage, recycling and organics carts must be placed at the curb or alley where collectors can easily get to them. Carts cannot be placed in the streets, alleys or sidewalks because they get in the way of vehicles and pedestrians and obstruct snow removal.

Setting out your carts for collection
During winter months you must keep the area where you place your carts for collection clear of snow. This helps collectors safely access your carts.
• If you have curbside collection, place carts on your driveway or on the boulevard between the street and sidewalk.
• If you have alley collection, place carts on your property, driveway or beside your garage next to the alley.
Storing your carts after collection
Put carts away promptly after collection. If you must store your carts outdoors, please be considerate. The city requires that carts are not stored adjacent to the street and are at least four feet from property lines shared with a neighbor.

Green Disposal Guide

updated: Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Cleaning up your or a loved one’s home can be frustrating, especially when you find yourself with a pile of stuff that needs to go. But where?
Find ways to recycle, reuse or dispose of items from your home with the new online resource for Hennepin County residents, Green Disposal Guide:
The Green Disposal Guide provides simple content about how to get rid of items. Easy to use and mobile-friendly, the Green Disposal Guide offers a range of disposal options and also encourages responsible disposal practices.
Yard waste, mattresses, paint or fluorescent light bulbs and more—find out how to get rid of your stuff. The online Green Disposal Guide also has tips for shopping smarter, living greener and creating less waste. Check it out:

Holiday garbage, recycling and organics recycling schedules

updated: Monday, October 10, 2016

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 Year’s Day

Sunday, January 1, 2017

No delay. Regular collection schedule both before and after the holiday.

More Links

Municipal Service Center
7305 Oxford Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Phone: 952.924.2562 Email: