Community Cleanup Events 2015

Posted on August 29, 2014 - 1:21pm


St. Paul Citywide Community Cleanup events are one day, one stop drops for all those tough to toss items like electronics, major appliances and construction materials. We need your help to make it a success. Volunteers enjoy free admission and drop off, as well as complimentary food and the satisfaction of keeping our neighborhood clean and responsible with our waste. You can attend any of the events listed below. Unlike past years, you are no longer required to go to the cleanup in your area.


2015 Community Cleanup Events

Saturday, May 30
8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Washington Technology Magnet High School, 1495 Rice Street
More Info: District 6 Planning Council at 651-488-4485 

Saturday, June 6
8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Harding High School, 1540 E. 6th St. (enter from 3rd St.)
More Info: District 1 Community Council at 651-578-7600

Saturday, June 20
8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Matsuura Machinery USA Inc., 325 Randolph Ave.
More Info: West Side Community Organization at 651-293-1708

Saturday, Sept. 19
Shepard Rd. (between Davern St. and Alton St., enter at Alton St.)
More Info: Highland District Council at 651-695-4005

Saturday, Sept. 26
8 a.m.–1 p.m.
MN State Fair Grounds (NE corner of fair grounds; enter off Larpenteur Ave. west of Snelling Ave.)
More Info: District 10 Como Community Council at 651-644-3889 

Saturday, Oct. 10
8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Phalen Lake Beach House, 1400 Phalen Lake Dr.
More Info: District 5 Planning Council at 651-774-5234


ITEMS TO BE REUSED: Bikes, toys of all types, housewares, bedding, lamps, fans, furniture, mowers, musical instruments, snowblowers, architectural salvage of all types, plant pots (for recycling), garden items, medical items (wheelchairs etc.), skis, exercise equipment, books, decorations, clean clothes, pet supplies, and more.

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


Electronics: $5 
Major appliances: $15 
Mattresses, box springs, hide-a-beds: $10
Tires (with or without rims):Car/Truck $5, Semi $15, Tractor $25


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.

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.)