NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP 2013
Saturday, September 21
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
North end of State Fairgrounds in the Camel Lot Enter from Larpenteur Avenue
Sponsored by the Hamline Midway Coalition (District 11), Como Community Council (District 10), St. Anthony Park Community Council (District 12), Union Park (District 13), and Falcon Heights
Neighborhood cleanups are one-day events that occur in the spring or fall in most Saint Paul neighborhoods. Cleanups allow Saint Paul residents to get rid of hard to dispose of items at a lower cost than what they would pay at a transfer station or other private business. Residents can only bring items to the cleanup in their own neighborhood.
Click here to watch Sustainable Saint Paul public service announcement in support of community cleanup events. More info and other neighborhood cleanups - Eureka! Recycling - Neighborhood Cleanups
District 10 needs 30 volunteers to to help out with the cleanup. Volunteer shifts are from 7:45-10:15 a.m. or 10:00-12:15 p.m. Volunteers get one free car load disposal as well as lunch!
If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please send an email with your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-644-3889. Please specify which volunteer shift you prefer.
Watch your mailbox for the 2013 green flyer that will come early September.
ITEMS TO BE REUSED
toys of all types
architectural salvage of all types
plant pots (for recycling)
medical items (wheelchairs etc.)
ITEMS TO BE DISPOSED OF
Construction debris or items that are too big for you regular garbage pickup.
Load that comes in on a bike or walk-in - Free + priority in line
A carload of items to be disposed of - $15
A truck, SUV, or Minivan load - $20
U-Haul or vehicle + trailer load - $25
ITEMS TO RECYCLED
Major appliances: $15
Mattresses, box springs, hide-a-beds: $10
Tires (with or without rims):Car/Truck $5, Semi $15, Tractor $25
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED
No household hazardous waste: motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, liquid paint, pesticides, herbicides, solvents, fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermometers (Call 651-633-3279 for disposal or bring to the Hazardous Waste Cleanup on the other side of the Fairgrounds on the same date. Enter off Como.)
No business waste. The cleanup is for residential waste only.
No Batteries: Call 651-633-EASY (3279) to find out how to properly dispose of the items.
No curbside recycling materials: Call your neighborhood or City for more information.
No household garbage: The cleanup is for items that you can't dispose of regularly.
No leaves, brush or grass: Saint Paul residents can bring these materials to any of the free Ramsey County compost sites. Call 651-633-EASY (3279) for site locations and hours.
No railroad ties: Call 651-633-EASY (3279) for businesses that will accept these items.
TTY for the hearing impaired: 651-221-9832.
Some helpful hints for the cleanup - "rules of the road"
You will be asked for proof of St. Paul residency if you do not present the entrance voucher form with the mailing label intact.
Bring the entrance voucher form with you and have it filled out before you reach the entrance. Make checks payable to Hamline Midway Community Council.
The fees will be assessed, tallied and accepted by a person at the entrance gate.
Separate for recycling as much as you can. General refuse in St. Paul is either landfilled or burned for fuel!
If you would like to know what qualfies as construction/demolition/home remodeling materials, here's the list:
Bathtubs/Toilets/Sinks, Block, Brick, Concrete, Countertops, Cupboards, Dirt, Doors, Flooring-Tiles/Linoleum, Insulation, Metal/Iron/Copper, Paneling, Plaster, Plywood, Rock, Roofing shingles & tar paper, Sand, Sheetrock, Siding, Styrofoam, Treated wood, Windows, Wood
Electronic waste, or e-waste, is any waste that has a circuit board or a cathode ray tube (CRT). This includes products such as:Televisions, Computers: central processing units (CPUs), monitors, laptops, Computer keyboards, speakers, printers, and other peripherals, VCRs and DVD players, Fax machines, Other audio, video and telecommunication equipment (such as stereos, VCRs and cell phones)
Cordless phones and other cordless equipment - you can remove the battery and dispose of it in the trash.
Dishwashers, refridgerators, humidifiers, stoves, washing machines, dryers, etc. Anything smaller than a toaster oven can go in your garbage can (with the exception of electronics - see above.)