Citywide Community Cleanups

Citywide Community Cleanups are one-day events which allow residents to discard just about anything. District Councils work in partnership with the City to bring together haulers and vendors in one central location and make efforts to reuse or recycle your old stuff for less cost than you would pay a garbage hauler to take it away. The cleanups will look a little bit different starting in 2014, with six cleanups throughout the year open to all St. Paul residents.

2014 Citywide Cleanup Dates (open to all St. Paul residents)

All cleanups are open from 8:00am - 1:00pm

  • Saturday, May 17th - Near the corner of Pleasant Ave & Victoria St. below the Linwood Park (Hosted by Summit Hill Association)
  • Saturday, May 31st - Harding High School (Hosted by District 1)
  • Saturday, June 21th - Washington Technology Magnet High School (Hosted by District 6)
  • Saturday, September 20th - MN State Fair Grounds (enter from Larpenteur Ave. just west of Snelling Ave.)
  • Saturday, September 27th - On Shepard Road between Alton and Davern (Hosted by Highland District Council and Macalester-Groveland Community Council)
  • Saturday, October 18th - Lake Phalen Beach House parking lot

To view more details about each cleanup, visit this page: http://stpaul.gov/index.aspx?NID=4250.

Directions to Shepard Road Cleanup Site: Take Montreal Avenue east, turn right on Elway Street, turn right on Shepard Road to Alton Street.

Volunteers needed

We need volunteers to help guide participants through the process and when necessary, help them unload the materials. Volunteers (who work a three hour shift) receive a $20 voucher toward the disposal of materials and a free lunch! 

Shifts are 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Volunteers help residents with simple sorting of materials into dumpsters, helping them unload where necessary, and answering questions from residents. Contact 651-695-4005 to volunteer for the fall cleanup on September 27th. View the link above to see the contact list to volunteer at one of the other citywide cleanups.

Senior Pick-up Service

We are able to offer a limited pick-up service for seniors and residents with disabilities who are unable to bring items to the clean-up. Pick-up services will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 651-695-4005 in early September to arrange a pick-up if you qualify for this service!

Spring Cleanup

ITEMS ACCEPTED (at September 27th Cleanup on Shepard Road)
Plan ahead and pack your car accordingly - this is the order in which the stations will appear, starting with items that should be placed on top:

  1. Reusable household goods. Small furniture, linens, dishes, tools, etc. in good condition, no need of repair may be left at the reuse area.
  2. Children's items, such as books, toys and clothes.
  3. Paper for shredding (additional fee).
  4. Lawn mowers and snow blowers (all fluid must be drained).
  5. Electronics (additional fee) including computers and computer-related equipment, televisions, phones, fax and copier machines.  Small items, no fee.
  6. Bicycles functional or non-functional.
  7. Metals-these items will be stripped down, so anything you have that includes a significant amount of metal should be left here. Even better, remove any non-metal parts before you bring it!
  8. Appliances (additional fee) including microwaves, dehumidifiers, water heaters, air conditioners.
  9. Tires of all sizes (additional fee).
  10. Mattresses, box springs (additional fee).
  11. Trash - Carpets and other materials not accepted at other stations.
  12. Concrete and rock including patio blocks - other items that are not pure concrete must go to construction debris.
  13. Construction debris and architectural salvage (anything that comes off your house).
  14. Household hazardous waste (including fluorescent bulbs, antifreeze, car batteries, propane tanks, oil, paint, and more). (FREE COLLECTION)
  15. Upholstered furniture (additional fee)

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED

  • Recyclables: paper, plastic, glass, cardboard, etc. can be set out for regular Friday recycling pickup.
  • Household refuse: will be picked up by your trash hauler.
  • Waterbeds
  • Mini Blinds/Shades
  • Yard waste, brush, compost 
  • Please contact Ramsey County at 651-633-EASY (3279) for drop-off locations for any of the items listed above. 
  • For Reuse, anything broken, stained, ripped or in unusable condition (please use garbage area at the cleanup instead).

GENERAL LOAD FEES

  • $10 - $30 per vehicle (depending on size of load).
    • $10 per car
    • $15-20 per truck, SUV, trailer, minivan, station wagon
    • $30 per larger vehicle
  • Household hazardous waste collection - FREE.

ADDITIONAL FEES 

  • Tires: $3 for car tires, $5 for truck tires, $7 for semi tires, $30 for tractor tires
  • Furniture: $5 per chair, $7 per love seat, $10 per couch, $20 per hide-a-bed
  • Mattresses or box springs: $15 per mattress, $15 per box spring.
  • Electronics: $5 per item (TVs, DVDs, computer equipment etc), no charge for smaller items (keyboard, mouse etc)
  • Appliances:, $10 per other appliance, $20 per air conditioner.
  • Shredding: $8 for a grocery bag, $13 for a banker box, cash only. 
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