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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

St. Louis Park Fall Clean-Up
Saturday, September 24, 2016
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Municipal Service Center
7305 Oxford St., St. Louis Park

Cash or checks only. See pricing information below or view the detailed price list.

  • 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.

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* $2 (on rim $3)
  • 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-$34)

  • Large trash items - Broken/unusable items including: chairs, tables, lawn/atio 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 circline fluorescent tubes, bug zappers, black lights, germicidal bulbs, high output bulbs and cold-cathode fluorescent bulbs). Must be intact/unbroken for proper disposal.
  • Household goods for reuse - Dishes, cookware, small countertop appliances and collectables in good condition. Furniture WILL NOT be accepted for reuse at this event (see "Items collected for a charge").

*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 tree debris, yard waste, garbage, recyclables, batteries, paint, hazardous waste or concrete.

Can't make the event? 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.

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 Clean-Up Day is sponsored by Waste Management and the City of St. Louis Park. The city holds two Clean-Up Day events each year in June and September.



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: hennepin.us/greendisposalguide.
 
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: hennepin.us/greendisposalguide.



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...


More Links

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