The city of Saint Paul provides blue bins for curbside recycling at no charge to Saint Paul residents.
Blue bins are distributed through Saint Paul's community councils. You can call them to obtain up to two blue bins. To find the number for your community council, use the map below to determine which district you live in and look for the number in the list below. If you don't know which district you live in, contact us to find out.
Paper Bags are OK!
If you don't have blue bins, or if you have extra materials that don't fit in your bins, you can set out your recyclables in paper bags. No plastic bags please! Clothes and linens are the only material that our drivers will pick up in plastic bags. You can also use paper bags inside your blue bins to sort materials.
If you use cardboard boxes instead of blue bins and you want to keep them, please clearly mark them with the word "SAVE." If you provide your own recycling bins, please use bins similar in size to those provided by your city (14-18 gallons).
District 1 Conway/Battle Creek
District 1 Community Council: (651) 578-7600
District 2 Greater East Side
District 2 Community Council: (651) 774-2220
District 3 West Side
West Side Citizens Organization: (651) 293-1708
District 4 Dayton’s Bluff
Dayton's Bluff District 4 Community Council: (651) 772-2075
District 5 Payne-Phalen
Payne-Phalen Planning Council: (651) 774-5234
District 6 North End/South Como
District 6 Planning Council: (651) 488-4485
District 7 Thomas-Dale
Frogtown Neighborhood Association: (651) 789-7407
District 8 Summit-University
Summit-University Planning Council: (651) 228-1855
District 9 West 7th
West 7th/Fort Road Federation: (651) 298-5599
District 10 Como Park
Como Community Council: (651) 644-3889
District 11 Hamline Midway
Hamline Midway Coalition: (651) 494-7682
District 12 Saint Anthony Park
St. Anthony Park Community Council: (651) 649-5992
District 13 Union Park
Union Park District Council: (651) 645-6887
District 14 Macalester-Groveland
Macalester-Groveland Community Council: (651) 695-4000
District 15 Highland Area
Highland District Council: (651) 695-4005
District 16 Summit Hill
Summit Hill Association: (651) 222-1222
District 17 Downtown
District 17 is not part of the curbside recycling program, since most downtown residents live in apartments, townhomes or condominiums. See the apartment recycling page.