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Conserve and Recycle

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.  

Recycling Changes

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.  

Check out more information about the City's recycling program here at You can also call  (651)-266-6199

 Disposing of trash

On October 1, 2018, the City launched citywide garbage service, a new coordinated garbage collection system where each street/alley has one designated residential garbage hauler and prices and services are consistent across Saint Paul. For more information, visit their website. Still have questions? Call (651) 266-6101 or email

 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. 

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 Recyclinga guide for waste and recycling in the Twin Cities, has information on reducing waste and recycling a wide range of items at

You are also encouraged to sell or give away reusable items sites such as Facebook, Craigslist, or, or at our local Goodwill


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 Recycling Association of Minnesota sells compost bins at low cost each year.  For more information, visit