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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.









Fall Clean-Up Day

The Annual Fall Clean-Up Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 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. 

Items collected for a charge:

  • Bulky items - Broken, stained, or unusable furniture, toys, remodeling supplies, wood, equipment, etc.
  • Appliances and microwaves.
  • Electronics - CRT Monitors, Box/Tube TV's (these will be charged based on size).
  • Tires.
  • Mattresses and box springs.

See the price list or call Waste Management at 763.783.5423 for fee information. Cash or checks only.

Items collected for free:

  • Bicycles in any condition.
  • Electronics – Printers, computer towers, laptops, notebooks, cell phones, VCR/DVD players, stereos. EXCLUDES CRT Monitors, Box/Tube TV's, which are accepted for a fee.
  • Items for donation - Gently used household items. No upholstered furniture.
  • Textiles – Clean and dry items only. Torn and worn clothes, shoes (pairs only), linens, towels, fabric scraps.
  • Scrap metal – Grills, steel shelving, bed frames, gutters, etc. Lawn mowers and snow blowers must be drained of all fluids.
  • Paper shredding – Limit three grocery-sized bags per vehicle. Shredded paper will be recycled.
  • Fluorescent bulbs – Limit 10 bulbs per vehicle (including compact fluorescent lights, U-tube and circline fluorescent tubes, bug zappers, black lights, germicidal bulbs, high output bulbs and cold-cathode fluorescent bulbs). Must be intact/unbroken 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 all summer long in Minneapolis. 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 Hennepin County Green Disposal Guide for information.
  • Additional donation opportunities are outlined in this helpful Donation Opportunities brochure.

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.

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:

Plastic Bags - Never in the Curbside Cart

updated: Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Where can bags and film be recycled? Plastic bags and film can be recycled at numerous retail stores including Cub Foods, Target, Kohl’s, and Lunds & Byerlys. Some stores also accept other types of plastic film such as dry cleaning bags and newspaper sleeves, but please check with the specific program first. Bags and other film must be clean...

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Municipal Service Center
7305 Oxford Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
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