Neighborhood Clean-Ups 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 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)
- 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.
We need volunteers to help guide participants through the process and when necessary, help them unload the materials. The volunteer shifts are 3 ½ hours, and there is the added perk for volunteers of a free lunch and the free disposal of one load of materials (a minimum $20 value!). Shifts are 7:30 to 10:30 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!
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:
- Reusable household goods. Almost anything that is in good shape may be left at the reuse area.
- Children's items, such as books, toys and clothes.
- Paper for shredding (additional fee).
- Tires of all sizes (additional fee).
- Lawn mowers and snow blowers.
- Electronics (additional fee) including computers and computer-related equipment, televisions, phones, fax and copier machines.
- Bicycles functional or non-functional.
- Metals-these items will be stripped down, so anything you have that includes a significant amount of metal should be left here. Even better, strip it down before you bring it!]
- Appliances (additional fee) including microwaves, dehumidifiers, water heaters, air conditioners.
- Mattresses, box springs (additional fee).
- Carpets and other materials not accepted at other stations.
- Concrete and rock including patio blocks - other items that are not pure concrete must go to construction debris.
- Construction debris and architectural salvage (anything that comes off your house).
- Household hazardous waste (including fluorescent bulbs, antifreeze, car batteries, propane tanks, oil, paint, and more). (FREE COLLECTION)
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.
- Yard waste, brush, compost: Call 651-633-EASY (3279) for a free drop-off site nearest you.
- For Reuse, anything broken, stained, ripped or in unusable condition (please use garbage area at the cleanup instead).
- $15 per car.
- $20 per truck, SUV, trailer, minivan, or station wagon.
- $30 per larger vehicle.
- Household hazardous waste collection - FREE.
- Tires: $2 for car tires, $3 for truck tires, $7 for semi tires, $30 for tractor tires.
- Mattresses or box springs: $15 per mattress, $15 per box spring.
- Electronics: $10 per console TV, $5 per other electronic item, computer keyboard and mouse are free.
- Appliances: $15 per air conditioner or water softener, $10 per other appliance.
- Shredding: $8 for a grocery bag, $13 for a banker box.