Recycling in Union Park
The City of Saint Paul has a contract with Eureka Recycling to pick up residential recycling, including apartment buildling recycling. Please put your recyclables out on the street curb by 7:00 a.m. each Monday (for most residences in Union Park). No need to sort the items; all recyclable items can be mixed. For details on what can (and cannot) be recycled, download Saint Paul's Guide to Recycling. If you have any questions about your recycling schedule or missed pickups, please call Eureka Recycling's Zero Waste Hotline at 651-222-7678.
The City of Saint Paul has rolled out wheeled carts for recycling!
Weekly collection at all single family and smaller multi-unit buildlings (through 11 units) is now done in 64 gallon wheeled, lidded carts placed where trash is collected. More acceptable materials will be included in this new service, including paper tubes (from paper towels), paper food tubes (Pringles™), refrigerator boxes (like butter boxes).
All multi-unit dwellings have an opportunity to recycle, so talk with your landlord about recycling if your building isn't set up to recycle.
Disposing of trash
Saint Paul residents contract with their own trash haulers for regular garbage service. You can find a list of licensed haulers here.
Saint Paul City Council is in the process of transitioning to an organized trash collection system in Saint Paul. Read more about this project here. The Macalester-Groveland Community Council recently completed a report on consolidated trash hauling, which you can learn about here.
Disposing of other items
The City of Saint Paul coordinates Citywide Drop-Off Events where residents can dispose of a wide variety of items including appliances, mattresses, construction waste, and more.
The event closest to Union Park will be held from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 9, 2018 on the MN State Fairgrounds (enter from Larpenteur Ave. just west of Snelling). For questions, and to volunteer at this event, contact the District 10 Como Community Council at 651-644-3889, or check out www.district10comopark.org. Check out the city's Drop-Off Events page for information on other events this summer and fall.
If you can't wait for a cleanup, you can call the Ramsey County Solid Waste & Recycling Hotline 24/7 at 651-633-EASY (3279) or visit Ramsey County's helpful website to learn how to dispose of bulky or hard-to-recycle items. Rethink Recycling, a guide for waste and recycling in the Twin Cities, has information on reducing waste and recycling a wide range of items at www.rethinkrecycling.com.
The nearest composting site run by Ramsey County is at 1943 Pierce Butler Route, St. Paul, MN 55114. The site takes both compostable yard waste and kitchen organics.
Union Park residents are encouraged to dispose of household organics at the Macalester-Groveland Organics Recycling Drop-off Site.
If you'd like to collect compost at home, the Association of Minnesota is selling compost bins for $64 + tax this year. Ramsey County residents can get an additional $20 off. To receive the discounted price, order online at RecycleMinnesota.org and enter promo code “Ramsey” or call 651-641-4589 and mention that you are a Ramsey County resident. Pick up your pre-ordered bin on April 28 in Maplewood. Find additional dates and locations at RecycleMinnesota.org.