Neighborhood Clean Ups – Spring and Fall

Citywide Community Clean Up Events 

Get rid of unwanted clutter and help clean up your home. This is a great way to motivate yourself to give the house, garage and yard a good cleaning.  The Clean Ups allow residents to discard just about anything. Residents are welcome to bring items to any of the below listed cleanups. See Clean Up list below for information regarding all clean ups including the Highland Park location.

2014 Clean Up Dates

  • Saturday, May 17
    8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Pleasant Ave., 870 Pleasant Ave. (enter from St. Clair)
    Call the Summit Hill Association at 651-222-1222 for more information.
  • Saturday, May 31
    8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Harding High School, 1540 E. 6th St. (enter from 3rd St.)
    Call the District 1 Community Council at 651-578-7600 for more information.
  • Saturday, June 21
    8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Washington Technology Magnet High School, 1495 Rice Street
    Call the District 6 Planning Council at 651-488-4485 for more information.
  • Saturday, Sept. 20
    8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    MN State Fair Grounds (NW corner of fair grounds; enter off Larpenteur Ave. west
    of Snelling Ave.)
    Call the City of Saint Paul at 651-266-6130 for more information.
  • Saturday, Sept. 27 -Located in Highland Park
    8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Location: Shepard Road (Enter from Montreal/Elway and head South)
    Call the Highland District Council at 651-695-4005 for more information.
  • Saturday, Oct. 18
    8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Phalen Lake Beach House, 1400 Phalen Lake Dr.
    Call the District 2 Community Council at 651-774-2220 for more information.

To Volunteer for Fall call (651) 695-4000 or email Kathy at
What Can you Bring? — Continuing this fall – Household Hazardous Waste
West 7th Shredding Services will be at the Clean up – cost $8/per grocery bag or $13 for a bankers box, cash only.

Items Accepted
The following items should be packed in this order, as this is the order in which the stations will appear, starting with items that should be placed on top:

  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Tires of all sizes.
  • Children’s items, such as books, toys and clothes.
  • Furniture
  • Reusable household goods. Almost anything that is in good shape may be left at the reuse area.
  • Electronics including computers and computer-related equipment, televisions, phones, fax and copier machines .
  • Cell phones.
  • Bicycles functional or non-functional.
  • Metals-these items will be stripped down, so anything you have that includes a significant amount of metal should be left here. Even better, strip it down before you bring it!
  • Lawn mowers and snow blowers.
  • Construction debris and architectural salvage (anything that comes off your house).
  • Mattresses, carpets and other materials not accepted at other stations
  • Concrete and rock including patio blocks and other items that are not pure concrete must go to construction debris.
  • Appliances (curbside pick up is still available on Monday Oct 12 call J R appliance 651-454-9215)
  • Hazardous Waste – antifreeze, car batteries, propane tanks, oil, or paint need special handling for disposal. or Call 651-633-EASY to find the nearest Hazardous Waste location

Items Not Accepted

  • Recyclables – paper, plastic, glass, cardboard, etc. can be set out for Friday (Mac-Grove) or Monday (Highland) regular recycling pick-ups.
  • Household refuse – will be picked up by your trash hauler..
  • Brush & Compost – Call 651-633-3279 for a drop-off site nearest you.
  • Unused/expired medicines

Fees -TBD
The cost will be XX for a car, $XX for a pick-up truck, station wagon, minivan, trailer or SUV, and $30 for larger loads and vehicles. Additional charges include $X for car tires, $3 for truck tires, $X for semi tires, tractor tire prices starting at $XX.  There will be additional $X fee for each electronic item (keyboards and computer mouse are free) . There will also be a charge of $XX per mattress and $XX per box spring.  Shredding is available at $8.00 for a grocery bag and $13.00 for a banker box.  Cash only for shredding.