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Changes coming to citywide garbage and recycling collection 

The City of St. Paul announced changes to the City’s garbage and recycling collection program starting early next year.

Under the new proposal, beginning in April 2025, the city will contract with a single hauler, rather than the consortium of garbage haulers it currently contracts with, for garbage collection. The City said that it also plans to assume as much as 10% of garbage collection in harder to reach and higher priority areas of the city.

As part of the new proposal, the City plans to purchase new garbage hauling equipment for their pickup routes. 

The City has selected FCC Environmental as their new contractor and has begun negotiations with the firm, which has been providing waste collection and disposal services since 1911.   

The City said they have retained Eureka Recycling as their contractor for recycling services, whose new contract would go into effect in November of this year.

The city had a five-year contract with the St. Paul Haulers, LLC (consortium of haulers) to provide residential garbage services for more than 74,000 1- to 4-unit dwelling properties from October 1, 2018-September 30, 2023.  

In September 2023, the city and St. Paul Haulers agreed to an 18-month contract extension to provide residential garbage services through March 31, 2025. The garbage contract extension allowed the city to prepare and issue a comprehensive RFP that included program changes recommended by both the Garbage Advisory Committee and city staff.  

Learn more about St. Paul’s garbage and recycling programs at  

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