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About Garbage Collection

updated: Friday, July 29, 2016

Garbage is collected every week on your regular collection day. Find your collection day and set out your garbage by 7 a.m. to ensure collection. Please do not set your cart in the street, alley, or sidewalk. If you believe your garbage was missed, please call Waste Management at 763.783.5423.

You have options to increase or decrease the size of your garbage cart. Garbage carts come in 20, 30, 60 and 90-gallon sizes. Residents interested in downsizing their current garbage service level should call Utility Billing at 952.924.2111 or fill out the online cart selection form.

Tips for Garbage Collection:

  • Set out by 7 a.m. to ensure collection.
  • Garbage must fit inside your cart with the lid completely closed.
  • If you believe your garbage was missed, please call Waste Management at 763.783.5423.

The following links provide more information about garbage collection:

Public Works
Municipal Service Center | 7305 Oxford St. | St. Louis Park, MN 55426
P: 952.924.2562 | F: 952.924.2560 |

Bulk Item Collection

updated: Thursday, September 01, 2016

There may be times when you have items that cannot be donated, recycled, or do not fit inside your city-provided garbage cart with the lid closed. Waste Management offers easy disposal solutions for many of these difficult to get rid of items such as large broken toys, carpet, mattresses, furniture, general junk and construction / remodeling materials including wood.

Call Waste Management's Customer Service Hotline at 763.783.5423 to schedule a pickup of your bulky items.

Residents must pre-pay Waste Management for a bulk item collection.

Cart Placement & Storage

updated: Thursday, September 01, 2016

Please set garbage cart(s) at the curb or alley where collectors can easily get to them including:
  • The grassy area of your boulevard between the street and sidewalk
  • Your driveway
  • On your property next to your garage if you have alley collection
  • On your property adjacent to the alley

If it has just snowed and your street hasn’t been plowed yet, place your garbage cart(s) far enough away from the curb so they aren't covered by snow from passing snowplows. If you don’t have space on your driveway to place the cart, you will need to shovel an area clear of snow for your carts in your yard or boulevard area.
As per City Ordinance, carts cannot be placed in the street, alley or sidewalk. They pose a hazard to vehicles and pedestrians as well as hampering snow removal.

Please put carts away promptly once your garbage has been collected. If you must store your carts outdoors, please be considerate and store them where they are least visible to your neighbors. The city requires that carts are not stored adjacent to the street, and at least four feet from interior lot lines.

Collection Rates & Fees

updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Place a $2 Extra Garbage Sticker on all extra bags of household garbage. Your standard rate does not cover the collection of garbage that does not fit easily in your cart when the lid is closed. These stickers are ONLY for bags of regular household garbage. They are not for bulky items (chairs, carpeting, or furniture, etc.), appliances, electronics...

Educational Tags - Garbage

updated: Thursday, September 01, 2016

The city requires Waste Management to leave educational tags on your garbage cart for improperly prepared garbage.

Improperly prepared garbage includes:

  • garbage that is not bagged;
  • has yard waste mixed in;
  • is overfilling the cart;
  • not using extra garbage stickers for extra bags of garbage outside your cart;
  • setting garbage in the street/alley or on the sidewalk; or
  • having bulk items set out without prepayment or a scheduled collection.

Call Waste Management Customer Service Hotline at 763.783.5423 or email them at if you receive a tag and have questions.

Extended Absence Program

updated: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Under the Extended Absence Program, you may be eligible for a reduced garbage rate if you are vacating your property for five or more consecutive weeks. If you're gone for less than five weeks, there is no discount for not setting out garbage.

To qualify for the lower rate, you must notify the utility billing office at least two weeks before your home becomes vacant. For more information, call 952.924.2111 or download the Extended Absence Application.

Utility Billing
City Hall | 5005 Minnetonka Blvd. | St. Louis Park, MN 55416
P: 952.924.2111 | F: 952.924.2170 |

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 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.


  • 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:
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 Collection

updated: Monday, September 19, 2016

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 six 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.

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 Years Day
Sunday, January 1, 2017
No delay. Regular collection schedule both before and after the holiday.

Memorial Day
Monday, May 29, 2017
No collection on Monday. Collection delayed one day all week.

Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
No collection on Tuesday. Collection delayed one day for the rest of the week.

Labor Day
Monday, September 4, 2017
No collection on Monday. Collection delayed one day all week.

Contact Public Works at 952.924.2562 for more information.

Illegal Dumping

updated: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Illegal dumping is the disposal of waste at a location other than where it was generated. Illegal dumping can happen on residential, commercial, industrial or public property. Materials that are commonly dumped include electronics, appliances, construction debris, trash, tires, automotive fluids and other waste.

Property owners are responsible for cleaning up the waste, regardless of who dumped it.

If you see any illegal dumping, anywhere in the city of St. Louis Park, please report it by calling Public Works at 952.924.2562.

Thank you for helping to keep St. Louis Park clean and green.

Mixed Municipal Solid Waste Deposit Disclosure

updated: Thursday, September 01, 2016

You may be responsible for any liability that results from contamination at a facility where your waste has been deposited. Minnesota believes that its waste management system provides substantially more financial and environmental protection than depositing waste in landfills in other states. Managing your waste in Minnesota may minimize your potential...

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...

Walkup Service for Garbage

updated: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Walk-up service is an optional service where the driver collects your garbage at a location on your property other than at the curb or alley. Residents can sign up for this extra service by calling Waste Management at 763.783.5423. The following are the fees for garbage walk-up service:

  • 2016 - $4 per month plus taxes and fees
  • 2017 - $4 per month plus taxes and fees
  • 2018 - $5 per month plus taxes and fees

Walk-up service for garbage will be billed directly to the customer by Waste Management on an annual basis.

Waste Management

updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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

Garbage Truck

Garbage and Recycling Contact Information:


More Links

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