Trash Collection Details Take Shape
Sunday, May 6, 2018 9:45 AM


Saint Paul has started the countdown to coordinated trash collection. Here's what is penciled in:

  • May: Residents should have received 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. This 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.

The city is dividing service among 11 haulers. 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, which means we pay for three months of service 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.
For more information, see the city's Garbage web page or download the PDF from the right column.

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