Contact Us
District 10 Como Community Council

Mailing address:
Historic Streetcar Station
1224 Lexington Parkway N
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(our office is in Como Park, on the northeast corner of Lexington and Horton)

Phone: 651-644-3889
Office Hours: Most weekdays (call for an appointment)
Email: district10 [at]

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Recycling Information

Recycle Bin InfoOrganics Recycling: In 2016, District 10 opened an organics recycling drop-off site in Como Park, on Beulah Ave. just north of the Humane Society. This is a cooperative project with Ramsey County, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, Saint Paul Public Works, and the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board. Unlike other county sites, the Como Park site is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience.

To help you recycle your food scraps and other household organics waste, you can pick up kitchen starter kits and compostable bags at our office in the Historic Streetcar Station, 1224 N. Lexington Parkway, at the northeast corner of Lexington and Horton. (Enter the parking lot from Horton, just east of Lexington).

We staff the station each Sunday from May-September, then the first Sunday of each month from October-April. Hours are noon-4 p.m. If that doesn't work in your schedule, call us to make an appointment during the week: 651-644-3889. If that doesn't work, BPI-certified compostable bags are increasingly available at retail stores. A list of brands and stores in Minnesota is available online.

Curbside Recycling: The City of Saint Paul contracts with Eureka Recycling, which is a local nonprofit, to recycle paper, many plastics, cans, and fabrics. Recycling day in District 10 is Friday; carts should be in their pickup location by 7 a.m. (For most homes, pickup is in your alley; however, for some homes, pickup is curbside.) All residents automatically receive a 64-gallon cart. If you want to swap that for a larger, 95-gallon cart or a smaller, 32-gallon cart, call Eureka at 651-222-7678. If you have any questions about your recycling schedule or missed pickups, please call Eureka Recycling's Zero Waste Hotline at 651-222-SORT (7678) or visit For general recycling information, see the City of Saint Paul web page.

Citywide Dropoff Events: Saint Paul holds four citywide dropoff events in 2018 so residents can affordably and legally dispose of large items, electronics, construction debris, and other junk that does not fit or does not belong in the trash. Events are June 9 at the State Fairgrounds, June 23 at Harding High School, Sept. 15 at Washington Technology Magnet School, and Sept. 29 on Shepard Road.

In addition, there is a smaller event on June 2 outside the Sears store on Rice St. This event will only accept electronics, appliances, reusable household goods, and paper for shredding.

All dropoff events are on Saturdays, and are open to any city resident from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. See the city's All-In website for details, including what you can dispose of and what it will cost.

General Recycling Information: For other recycling information and for answers on how to best resue, reycle, or properly dispose of any household item (including yard waste and household hazardous waste), call the Ramsey County Recycling and Disposal 24/7 Hotline at 651-633-EASY (3279), or browse the Ramsey Recycles website. The county site has extensive details in several categories, plus an A to Z recycling guide.

Coordinated Trash Collection

Currently, Saint Paul residents are responsible for contracting with an authorized hauler of their choice to dispose of trash. Beginning on Oct. 1, 2018, the city begins coordinated collection. For complete details, see the city's Garbage web page. Here is a summary:

The city has contracted with 11 haulers who will divide service across the city. Each hauler will handle every single-family home, duplex, and apartment building (up to four units) within a designated geographic area. For most of the city, trash and recycling will be picked up on the same day. (In Como, that would mean Fridays.) Residents have four service options (prices includes tax and other fees):

  • 35-gallon cart, picked up every other week: $20.28 per month
  • 35-gallon cart, picked up every week: $23.44 per month
  • 65-gallon cart, picked up every week: $32.03 per month
  • 95-gallon cart, picked up every week: $34.15 per month

Bills are sent quarterly in advance. Property owners are responsible for the bill. In addition, an administrative fee of $24.60 per year is added to property tax bills. Here's the countdown toward coordinated collection:

  • May: Residents receive a brochure in the mail providing general information. Residents also receive a second mailing -- a postcard -- asking them to select which service and size of cart they want.
  • June 1: Deadline to mail back the postcard, which locks in your frequency of service and size of cart.
  • August: City announces which haulers serve which parts of which neighborhoods.
  • August-September: Carts arrive.
  • September: Haulers send the bill for the first three months of service.
  • Oct. 1: Coordinated collection starts.

(651) 266-8989 is the "one call to city hall" city information line. The information line is the source for getting information about all Saint Paul services, reporting problems, and giving compliments.  You can also download the "Saint Paul Connect" mobile app through iTunes or the Google Play Store for your mobile device.

  • City of Saint Paul numbers (Website)
  • Emergency: 911

 Local Police Station
Western District HQ, 389 Hamline Ave.: 651-291-1111
Saint Paul Police Website / Western District Facebook Page

Local Fire Stations
Station #22, 225 Front Ave: 651-489-1004 (Website)
Station #23, 1926 Como Ave: 651-644-7930 (Website
Saint Paul Fire Department Website

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