Weekly collection

Residential garbage is collected every week. Find your collection day, and then follow these guidelines to ensure your garbage is picked up: 

  • Set your garbage out by 7 a.m.
  • Carts cannot be placed in the street, alley or on a sidewalk.
  • Garbage must fit inside your cart with the lid completely closed.
  • Extra bags of garbage must be marked with a $2 extra garbage sticker.

Every-other-week collection 

Residents who sign up for this service will have their garbage collected every-other-week on the same week as recycling. This service level is available only to residents who have 30 or 20-gallon carts and who participate in organics recycling or manage food scraps through backyard composting.

Households who sign up for this service will have an orange sticker applied to the front of their garbage cart by Waste Management to identify it as a cart that receives service every-other-week. Please do not remove this sticker.

See information below about changing your garbage service level.

Changing cart size or service level 

You can increase or decrease the size of your garbage cart or change your garbage service level from weekly to every-other-week by completing the garbage cart selection form or calling utility billing at 952.924.2111. To pay your utility bill, go to utility billing.

Missed pickup

If you believe your pickup has been missed, contact Waste Management at 763.783.5423 or email stlouispark@wm.com.

Appliances, electronics and bulky item collection

Curbside collection of appliances, electronics and bulky items can be arranged by calling Waste Management at 763.783.5423. This includes items such as large broken toys, carpet, mattresses, furniture and construction or remodeling materials, including wood. This also includes items that must be recycled such as electronics, TVs, appliances and microwaves.

Residents must prepay Waste Management for a bulky item collection.

Garbage hold request

If your property will be vacant for four or more consecutive weeks, you can request to place your garbage and recycling collection on hold. To qualify for a garbage hold, the following conditions must be met:

  • The property must be vacant for a minimum of four consecutive weeks.
  • You must notify utility billing two weeks before the property is vacant.
  • All carts must be in a location where they are not visible to the hauler.

To request a hold, complete the garbage hold request form or contact utility billing at 952.924.2111.

For vacancies longer than a year, a new form must be submitted each year. 

Walkup service

Walkup service is an optional service for residents who may not be able to set their recycling cart out at the curb or alley. Waste Management can collect your recycling cart from a different location on your property for an extra fee.

Sign up by calling Waste Management at 763.783.5423.

Rates 

Walkup service is billed directly to residents on an annual basis by Waste Management.

  • Weekly rate —$5 per month plus taxes and fees
  • Every-other-week rate — $3 (only available to residents who have signed up for every-other-week garbage collection service)

Disclosure

St. Louis Park is required by law to give its residents the following information word for word:

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 liability.

The city’s garbage hauler, Waste Management, only disposes of waste at facilities that are fully permitted and licensed. These facilities are fully compliant with all local, state and federal regulations governing financial and environmental protection. Waste Management complies with specific disposal requirements found in their Service Agreements and County Waste Delivery Agreements. St. Louis Park's single-family residential mixed municipal solid waste collected by Waste Management is disposed of at the following facility:

Hennepin Energy Resource Company (HERC)
505 6th Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55405
Type of Facility: Mass Burn Waste-to-Energy
MPCA Permit Number: SW-396