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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.


 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 



Cleanup Day

St. Louis Park Spring Cleanup
Saturday, June 10, 2017
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Municipal Service Center
7305 Oxford St., St. Louis Park

Cash or checks only. See fee information below.

  • Fee questions: call Waste Management at 763.783.5423
  • General event questions: call Public Works at 952.924.2562
  • This annual event is for St. Louis Park residents only, personal identification will be required. No business waste accepted.

Items collected for a charge:
Charged by item

  • Box/Tube TV's* and CRT Monitors* ≤25 inches $40, ≥26 inches $60 (Note: Hennepin County drop-off facilities charge $10 per TV/Monitor; limit five per year).
  • Tires* $6 (on rim $8)
  • Mattresses and box springs (any size) $20
  • Appliances* and microwaves $15
  • Stuffed chairs, sofas, sectionals $15 - $40

Items without individual fees are charged by volume ($12-$36)

  • Large trash items - Broken/unusable items including: chairs, tables, lawn/patio furniture, toys, storage containers. Smaller trash items should be placed in your curbside garbage cart.
  • Remodeling debris, scrap wood

Items collected for free:

  • Bicycles in any condition.
  • Holiday lights and extension cords.
  • Desktop towers,* laptops,* notebooks,* flat panel monitors,* printers, keyboards.
  • Flatscreen TVs,* VCR/DVD players, stereos.
  • Mobile devices - Cell phones, tablets,* MP3 players, cords and chargers.
  • Scrap metal – Grills, steel shelving, bed frames, gutters, etc. Lawn mowers and snow blowers must be drained of all fluids.
  • Paper for shredding – Limit five grocery-sized bags per vehicle. Shredded paper will be recycled.
  • Fluorescent bulbs* – Limit 10 bulbs per vehicle (including compact fluorescent lights, U-tube and circular fluorescent tubes, bug zappers, black lights, germicidal bulbs, high output bulbs and cold-cathode fluorescent bulbs). Must be intact/unbroken for proper disposal.
  • Textiles – Clean and dry items only. All clothing (usable, torn, stained) including coats, shoes, linens, towels, fabric scraps.
  • Household goods for reuse - Dishes, cookware, small countertop appliances, collectables, toys and small furniture (end tables, coffee tables, shelves, pictures, lamps). All items must be in good working condition.

*These items are illegal to throw in the garbage. For proper disposal of these items, as well as items not accepted at this event (see below), visit hennepin.us/greendisposalguide or call 612.348.3777.

Not Accepted:
DO NOT bring business waste, tree debris, yard waste, garbage, recyclables, batteries, paint, hazardous waste or concrete.

Household hazardous waste should be brought to Hennepin County’s event at the St. Louis Park Middle School, June 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please visit www.hennepin.us/dropoffs or call 612.348.3777 for more information.

Can't make the event? Many items accepted at the Cleanup events are accepted year-round at other locations in the metro area. Visit the Hennepin County Green Disposal Guide for information.

Tips:

  • Wait times - 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.
  • Safety - For your safety, we ask that you do not walk or bike in with your materials for drop-off.
  • Donations and reuse - More donation opportunities are outlined in this helpful Donation Opportunities brochure.

The city holds two Cleanup Day events each year in June and September. The next event will be Saturday, September 23, 2017.



More Links

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