The City of Saint Paul is currently contracted with Eureka Recycling to pick up residential recycling. You can pick up a free recycling bin from our office, see below for details. Recyclables should be place in the blue bins and set out on the street curb by 7:00 a.m. every Thursday. All recycling in the Hamline Midway area is currently picked up each Thursday.

Single Sort Recycling

Residents can put all recycling materials into one bin – separating is no longer required!

Plastics Accepted:  Most #1, #2, #4, #5 and #7 plastics are now recyclable! In addition to plastic bottles, yogurt, butter and produce containers, transparent deli and “to go” containers can also be recycled with Saint Paul’s residential recycling program. Visit for a complete list of acceptable materials.

Six Community Cleanup Events

In conjunction with District Councils, the City is coordinating six separate “Community Cleanup Events” in 2015. These events will give residents an opportunity to dispose of items such as furniture and construction materials and recycle items like mattresses, appliances, electronics and scrap metal. Plus, residents may donate usable household items for reuse. All residents of St. Paul are welcome at any of the cleanup events. Date, time and location information is available at

Organics Drop off Locations

Source separated organics are now accepted at the four local Ramsey County Yard Waste Site locations during regular site hours. Click here for details. The closest site in the Hamline Midway neighborhood is located at 1943 Pierce Butler Route, near the intersection of Pierce Butler and Prior Avenue. In addition, the Macalester Groveland Community Council also hosts a drop off location on Grand Ave. To register and find more information, visit

Visit to learn more and subscribe to receive email updates about reducing, recycling and composting in Saint Paul.

Need Recycling Bins?

The blue Eureka recycling bins can be picked up at the Hamline Midway Coalition office in the basement of the Hamline Midway Public Library at 1558 W. Minnehaha Avenue (near the corner of Snelling and Minnehaha). They can be picked up anytime during regular library business hours:  Mon, Wed, 12pm-8pm; Tue, Thurs & Fri 10am-5:30pm; Sat 11:30am-5pm.

We are usually at the office during weekdays, but frequently leave for meetings. If no one is in the office, there will be a stack of bins outside the door. Please help yourself. If you have any questions about your recycling schedule or missed pickups, please call Eureka Recycling's Zero Waste Hotline at 651-222-7678 or visit

Trash Hauling

Saint Paul residents contract with their own trash haulers for regular garbage service.