Recycling & Clean Up Announcements

Spring Clean Up Follow Up 

Saturday, April 17, 2021. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. , Aldrich Arena

Residents came out in the hundreds to attend the Spring Clean Up, some lining up as early as 6 a.m.  At 12:45 p.m., 15 minutes prior to the end of the event, the City had to make the hard decision of turning away approximately 200 vehicles that were in line for blocks outside of the Aldrich Arena parking lot.  The City completed the last vehicle load by 2 p.m., and it took the City and its vendor’s hours afterward to clear the items.  

The number of residents attending the event and the amount of material collected is unprecedented and is likely due to three factors:  residents clearing out their items during the Covid-19 shut downs, the reasonably priced per-vehicle load rates the City was charging to dispose and recycle items, and the nice weather.  If you were one of those residents turned away, we apologize for the inconvenience.  It was hard to see full loads of vehicles drive away, knowing it took residents a lot of time and energy to load up and wait in line. 

The City is reviewing other clean up opportunities for those residents who were turned away or missed the event.  Until then, please review the following organizations that will recycle or dispose of items for free or for a fee:   

  1. General:  
  1. Appliances:
  2. Bicycles:  Express Bike Shop (1158 Selby Avenue, St. Paul, 651-644-9660) 
  3. Bulky Metals:  NRI Metal Recycling (15717 Forest Boulevard, Hugo, 651-407-0092)
  4. Car and Pick-Up Truck Tires and Rims:  Ramsey-Washington Recycling and Energy Center (100 Red Rock Road, Newport, 651-768-6671)
  5. Carpet and Carpet Pad:  Ramsey-Washington Recycling and Energy Center (100 Red Rock Road, Newport, 651-768-6671)
  6. Demolition from Small Residential Projects:  Ramsey-Washington Recycling and Energy Center (100 Red Rock Road, Newport, 651-768-6671)
  7. Documents for Shredding:   
    • Free Shredding Events at Washington Environmental Center (4039 Cottage Grove Drive, Woodbury, 651-275-7475)  
    • Shredding for a Fee at UPS (2515 White Bear Avenue, Maplewood, 651-773-3360)
  8. Electronics:  
  9. Furniture that Cannot be Reused:  Ramsey-Washington Recycling and Energy Center (100 Red Rock Road, Newport, 651-768-6671)
  10. Furniture that Can be Reused:  Goodwill (2580 White Bear Avenue, Maplewood, 651-770-2401)
  11. Household Hazardous Waste:   
  12. Mattresses and Box Springs:  Ramsey-Washington Recycling and Energy Center (100 Red Rock Road, Newport, 651-768-6671)
  13. Municipal Solid Waste:  Ramsey-Washington Recycling and Energy Center (100 Red Rock Road, Newport, 651-768-6671)
  14. Reusable Clothing and Shoes:  Goodwill (2580 White Bear Avenue, Maplewood, 651-770-2401)
  15. Small Engines:  The Small Engine Dr. (Maplewood, Roy @ 651-773-8709)

Questions:  Shann Finwall, Environmental Planner, 651-249-2304