Services included with your quarterly rate
- Use of city-owned garbage, recycling and organics recycling carts (must opt in to receive organics cart)
- Collection of garbage that fits inside the cart
- Collection of recyclables that fit inside the cart, along with extra recyclables placed in paper bags or boxes next to the cart
- Collection of organics recycling that fits inside the cart
- Collection of yard waste from April to November
Your total rate depends on the size of your garbage cart(s). All garbage collection is provided weekly unless every-other-week (EOW) garbage collection is requested. Please note that EOW garbage is only available for 20-gallon or 30-gallon carts who participate in organics collection or backyard composting. More information is available on the garbage webpage.
Solid waste collection rates
|Service Level||Cart Volume (gallons)||2019 Quarterly Rate (Revised April 1, 2019)|
|20 EOW||EOW (Every-other-week) garbage||$26.42|
|20||30 (with 20-gallon insert)||$37.74|
|EOW (Every-other-week) garbage||$36.67|
|120||60 + 60||$189.30|
|150||60 + 90||$236.62|
|180||90 + 90||$283.94|
|270||90 + 90 + 90||$425.91|
|360||90 + 90 + 90 + 90||$567.89|
For 2019, the way solid waste rates are displayed on your bill has been updated to more accurately represent what is included. The rates are now broken down as follows:
- SOLID WASTE - RECY/ORG/YW (NONTAX): The amount paid by a household for the collection and processing
of recycling, organics and yard waste, regardless of whether the household participates or not.
- SOLID WASTE - GARBAGE (TAXABLE): The amount paid by a household for the collection and processing of garbage. This portion of your bill is subject to the following:
- SOLID WASTE TAX - STATE: State of Minnesota, 9.75%
- SOLID WASTE MGMT FEE - COUNTY: Hennepin County, 15.5% (increased from 9% to 15.5% on April 1, 2019)
Your standard rate does not cover collection of garbage that does not fit easily in your cart with the lid closed. If you have extra bags of household garbage, they must be marked with a $2 extra garbage sticker to ensure they are picked up.
These stickers are ONLY for bags of regular household garbage. They are not for bulky items like carpeting or furniture, appliances, electronics or yard waste.
Extra garbage stickers can be purchased at:
- Municipal Service Center counter (first floor)
- City hall reception desk (first floor)
- Utility billing counter (third floor at city hall)
- Inspections counter (second floor at city hall)
- By mail (address below, make checks payable to utility billing)
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416