Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Service

Since 2001, the City of North St. Paul has had contracted city-wide residential garbage and recycling collection service. On Tuesday, July 16, 2019 North St. Paul City Council approved a new garbage hauler for residential customers in North St. Paul. Republic Services' contract expired on August 31, 2019.

Tennis Sanitation, LLC proudly serves North St. Paul residents. Tennis is a family owned and operated local company who has been serving customers since 1966.

New Rates
The following new rates (35 Gallon Service 18.97% Savings, 65 Gallon Service 6.07% Savings, 95 Gallon Service 5.42% Savings) are set to provide savings as well as an increase on garbage service compared to the current rates. Along with the new rates, the City absorbed a nearly 19% increase in disposal costs by the Ramsey / Washington Recycling & Energy Board.

The October 15, 2019 utility bill will reflect the new garbage fees. The October billing that you receive is for September services and usage. 

Garbage - 35 Gallon

Garbage Cart

Garbage - 65 Gallon

Garbage Cart

Garbage - 95 Gallon

Garbage Cart

Recycling - 65 Gallon Only

Recycling Cart

Yard Waste - 95 Gallon Only

Yard Waste Cart

Garbage & Recycling Collection Service 

§ 55.03 Collection: City-Contracted Service
Containers shall be placed properly at the curb for pick-up not earlier than 6:00 p.m. the day before scheduled collection, and removed from the curb not later than 6:00 a.m. the day after scheduled collection. Containers should be within 2 feet of the curb and 3-4 feet away from all objects including other carts. Garbage collection starts at 7:00 a.m. in North St. Paul.

Please note: Tennis Sanitation provides garbage collection Tuesday through Friday from 7:00 am until 12—noon. Please set your containers at the curb before 7:00 am as your street might be the first on the route to be picked up on your service day. The City recommends getting carts out before 6:00 am or the night before.

Garbage and Recycling is picked up weekly.
You have a choice of a 35, 65, 95 or 160 gallon container (95 + 65 gallon) for garbage service. Recycling in a 68 gallon container only. 

Single Stream System Recycling 
The City of North St. Paul contracts with Tennis Sanitation, LLC for its residential Single Stream Recycling which allows residential recyclers to place all recyclables into one bin, regardless of material type. This makes recycling easier for the consumer and increases participation throughout the community. List of Allowable Recycling Items.

35 Gallon65 Gallon95 Gallon160 Gallon
Two Carts 
95 + 65 Gallon 


Solid Waste Management Tax (SWM) 9.75%

County Environmental Charge (CEC) 28%





$10.61 monthly











No Tax or CEC

$7.50 monthly

Yard Waste
No Tax or CEC

$7.00 monthly
or On-Call Bag Service

County Environmental Charge (CEC)
Ramsey County’s CEC rate is 28% for residential customers. It applies to trash collection and disposal service, fuel surcharges, account start-up or cancellation fees and any other administrative fees. It does not apply to construction and demolition waste, recyclables, medical and infectious waste, organic materials collected for composting and certain types of industrial waste.
County Environmental Charge Information (PDF)

The Solid Waste Management (SWM) Tax

The Solid Waste Management (SWM) Tax applies to services for both mixed municipal solid waste and non-mixed municipal solid waste. Solid Waste Management Tax Information (PDF)

Customer Service
All customer service is handled by the City of North St. Paul. Please call our direct line at
651-747-2416 or to:

  • Report a missed pick up  
  • Report a damaged cart   
  • Change cart size  
  • Start service / Stop service  
  • Schedule a bulk pick up

Yard Waste Collection Service
Yard waste collection is a weekly service for residents that runs April 15 through November (weather permitting) and is picked up on the same day as your trash pickup. Yard waste is an annual cost that is billed monthly for the entire year. Once you register for yard waste service you will receive a 95 gallon cart. To start the service please call the City at 651-747-2416 or email.
Please note: You may no longer have unlimited service with compostable bags however, on occasion you may put out a few bags or bundles of brush and you will be billed.
Cost: $2.00 per bag or bundle of brush.

Yard waste is defined as leaves, grass clippings, branches and soft-bodied plants such as garden debris. State law states that you cannot mix it with other trash. It is against City Ordinance to rake leaves into the street or to burn them, and you may be fined.



Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste is defined as paint, chemicals, oil and other products marked, "Caution", “Warning”, "Danger" or “Poison”. Ramsey County offers a year-round collection in Saint Paul at Bay West, Inc. (5 Empire Drive, between Jackson Street and Rice Street, just north of Pennsylvania Avenue). Temporary collection sites are located throughout the county from April through October.  For more information, please call 651-633-EASY (3279), answered 24/7 or visit:

Organics Recycling Drop-Off Program

Ramsey County now offers an organics recycling drop-off site. For more information, please call 651-633-EASY (3279) answered 24/7 or visit the

Ramsey County Guide for Recycling & Disposal Yard Waste

For information and hours of operation of Ramsey County Yard Waste Sites, call 651-633-EASY (3279) or visit find information on backyard composting and contact information for the Master Gardener program.

Ramsey County Fix-It Clinic

Get household items fixed for free and learn valuable repair skills at an upcoming Fix-It Clinic.