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Garbage & Recycling

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garbage, recycling and organics recycling cartsSt. Louis Park provides curbside collection of garbage, recycling, organics and yard waste for single-family residential properties, which includes multiplex housing with two to four units (five to eight unit buildings have the option to opt-in).

View our guides and recycling calendar below or request copies by contacting public works at 952.924.2562 or

Missed pickup

If you believe your residential garbage, recycling, organics or yard waste pickup has been missed, contact:

Note: If sending an email, please make sure to include your name, address, phone number and indicate whether it was your garbage, recycling, organics or yard waste that was missed.

Christmas trees

Live/cut trees 

Households with city solid waste collection can set out live/cut Christmas trees on their garbage day for collection by Waste Management from January 6 – 24 . The trees are shredded after collection, so please remove all tinsel, lights, ornaments, and plastic bags. Avoid getting your tree stuck under snow or ice by waiting to set it out on your collection day. Please note that Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands are not accepted in the organics program. If you do not have city solid waste collection, see the multifamily recycling page for more options.

Artificial trees

Artificial trees in good condition may be sold, given away or donated (contact your thrift store first to ensure they will take it, some only take trees prior to the holiday season), otherwise they may be put in the garbage. If the artificial tree is too large to fit in your garbage cart with the lid closed, contact Waste Management at 763.783.5423 to arrange and pay for a bulk pickup.

Upcoming events

Wishcycling Workshop

Feb. 27, 6 - 7 p.m.
Municipal Service Center, 7305 Oxford St.

What is wishcycling? Many of us do this when we stand over recycling bins and eventually toss something in with the hope that someone else will figure it out in the sorting process. Come and learn more about what can and can’t be recycled and pledge to stop wishcycling!

Register for the workshop by completing the online registration form.

Recycling Champions

Are you interested in learning more and educating others about recycling? Become a Recycling Champion!

Small businesses and multifamily properties

Small businesses and multifamily properties (up to eight units) can participate in the city’s residential solid waste collection programs. For more information, go to the small business and multifamily recycling page.

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