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District 10 Como Community Council

Mailing address:
Historic Streetcar Station
1224 Lexington Parkway N
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(our office is in Como Park, on the northeast corner of Lexington and Horton)

Phone: 651-644-3889
Office Hours: Most weekdays (call for an appointment)

Recycling Information

Recycle Bin InfoOrganics Recycling: In 2016, the Como Community Council opened a community organics collection site in Como Park, at approximately 1149 Beulah Ave. (west of the McMurray Field baseball and soccer fields). This is a cooperative project with Ramsey County, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, Saint Paul Public Works, and the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board. Unlike many county sites, the Como Park food scraps recycling site is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience. Some additional "compostable" items also are accepted. See the county's current list of what you can and cannot bring to the food scraps collection site.

To help you recycle your food scraps, you can pick up kitchen starter kits and compostable bags at our office in the Historic Streetcar Station, 1224 N. Lexington Parkway, at the northeast corner of Lexington and Horton. (Enter the parking lot from Horton, just east of Lexington). We also restock bags several times a week at the Beulah Lane site.

In non-pandemic times, we staff the Streetcar Station each Sunday from May-September, then the first Sunday of each month from October-April. Hours are noon-4 p.m. If that doesn't work in your schedule, call us to make an appointment during the week: 651-644-3889. If that doesn't work, BPI-certified compostable bags are increasingly available at retail stores. A list of brands and stores in Minnesota is available online.

Household Recycling: The City of Saint Paul contracts with Eureka Recycling, which is a local nonprofit, to recycle paper, many plastics, and cans. Recycling day in District 10 is Friday; carts should be in their pickup location by 7 a.m. (For most homes, pickup is in your alley; however, for some homes, pickup is curbside.) All residents automatically receive a 64-gallon cart. If you want to swap that for a larger, 95-gallon cart or a smaller, 32-gallon cart, call Eureka at 651-222-7678. If you have any questions about your recycling schedule or missed pickups, please call Eureka Recycling's Zero Waste Hotline at 651-222-SORT (7678) or visit To verify what materials you can or cannot recycle in Saint Paul, visit Eureka's searchable database (the page also includes information on downloading Eureka's mobile app).

For general recycling information, see the City's Recycle Smart web page.

Citywide Dropoff Events: Every year, Saint Paul holds citywide dropoff events so residents can affordably and legally dispose of large items, electronics, construction debris, and other junk that does not fit or does not belong in the trash. In 2021, these drop-offs are scheduled for June 12 at Harding High School and Sept. 18 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. (Because of the coronavirus pandemic, these dates are tentative.) In the meantime, city residents are reminded that they can arrange with their trash hauler to dispose of some bulky items each year. Or they can take items directly to a waste transfer station in Ramsey County; fees typically are based on weight or volume.)

All dropoff events are on Saturdays, and are open to any city resident from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. See the city's All-In website for details, including what you can dispose of and what it will cost.

General Recycling Information: For other recycling information and for answers on how to best resue, reycle, or properly dispose of any household item (including yard waste and household hazardous waste), call the Ramsey County Recycling and Disposal 24/7 Hotline at 651-633-EASY (3279), or browse the Ramsey Recycles website. The county site has extensive details in several categories, plus an A to Z recycling guide.

Coordinated Trash Collection

On Oct. 1, 2018, the city began coordinated collection of household trash. For complete details, see the city's Garbage web page. Here is a summary:

The city has contracted with 6 haulers who will divide service across the city. Each hauler will handle every single-family home, duplex, and apartment building (up to four units) within a designated geographic area. In the part of Como that is east of Hamline, trash and recycling will be picked up on the same day: Friday. In the part of the neighborhood that is west of Hamline, trash is picked up on Mondays, recycling is picked up on Fridays.

Residents have four service options (prices include tax and other fees):

  • 35-gallon cart, picked up every other week: $59.23 per quarter
  • 35-gallon cart, picked up every week: $69.04 per quarter
  • 65-gallon cart, picked up every week: $94.87 per quarter
  • 95-gallon cart, picked up every week: $101.23 per quarter

Bills are sent quarterly in advance. Property owners are responsible for the bill. In addition, an administrative fee of $26.14 per year is added to property tax bills.

(651) 266-8989 is the "one call to city hall" city information line. The information line is the source for getting information about all Saint Paul services, reporting problems, and giving compliments.  You can also download the "Saint Paul Connect" mobile app through iTunes or the Google Play Store for your mobile device.

  • City of Saint Paul numbers (Website)
  • Emergency: 911

 Local Police Station
Western District HQ, 389 Hamline Ave.: 651-291-1111
Saint Paul Police Website / Western District Facebook Page

Local Fire Stations
Station #22, 225 Front Ave: 651-489-1004 (Website)
Station #23, 1926 Como Ave: 651-644-7930 (Website
Saint Paul Fire Department Website

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