The city refuse, yard waste and recycling collection system is available to all single-family, duplex and triplex residential properties within the city. Larger residential properties, commercial and industrial properties are not eligible for service under the city system, and must use private waste collection services.
Residents are required to use specially marked “City” bags for refuse. Refuse bags are green in color.
The cost for bag service is $2 per City refuse bag (sold in quantities of 10; cost $20 per package). Bags are 30 gallons in capacity. No bags other than specially marked “City” bags will be picked up. Under this option, a recycling/pass-by fee is included on the resident’s bi-monthly City utility bill.
Using Your Refuse Bags: Simply fill and tie; do not exceed 25 pounds of refuse in bag; place bag as near to the alley as possible or on the right hand side of your driveway (as you are facing the street) if you do not have an alley; this allows for better visibility for the collection crews, especially in the winter when snow banks may obstruct visibility; put bag out for collection no later than 6:00 a.m. or the night before; there is no limit to the number of bags you can place out for collection; refuse does not include yard waste, oil/water-based paint or related products, fluorescent light bulbs, tires, electronic products, major appliances, or other large and/or heavy items that do not fit in the bag and/or that exceed 25 pounds; broken glass or similar items that may puncture the bag should be self-contained within the bags so as not to cause injury to collection crews. Pickup times for refuse on a particular route may change due to weather delay, equipment problems or other unforeseen circumstances.
- Casey's General Store (Lincoln Ave SE)
- Cash Wise
- Catholic United Federal Credit Union
- Go For It Gas
- Holiday Stations
- JM Superamerica Stores
- Kwik Trip (1230 Highway 23 E)
- Lake George Pantry
- Schmidty's Superette
- St. Cloud City Hall
- Superamerica (1220 32 Ave N & 1370 15 Ave SE)
Cart Sign-Up Application
Cart Service Termination Form
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 16, 2017: All schedules remain the same.
Presidents' Day - Monday, February 20, 2017: All schedules remain the same.
Good Friday - Friday, April 14, 2017: All schedules remain the same
Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 2017: All schedules remain the same.
Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4, 2017: All schedules remain the same.
Labor Day - Monday, September 4, 2017: All schedules remain the same.
Veterans Day - Saturday, November 11, 2017: All schedules remain the same.
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 23, 2017: Thursday's refuse and GREEN recycling route will be picked up on MONDAY, November 27, 2017. All other schedules for the week remain the same.
Christmas Day - Monday, December 25, 2017: All schedules remain the same.
For disposal of large items such as furniture, mattresses, box springs, carpeting, toilets, sinks, windows, lumber, etc. call 320-650-2900 to schedule a special pickup. Please call one day in advance. Special pickups will be scheduled on the same day as your weekly refuse pickup. This service is available throughout the year. Items should be bagged, boxed or bundled and stacked neatly and placed at your regular refuse pickup location by 6:00 am the day of the scheduled pickup. Garbage cans and other containers will not be emptied. If material is left in a garbage can, the can will be taken. Do not use green City refuse bags for this service. The minimum fee for a special pick up is $20.00. Up to 2 cubic yards of material may be disposed of for this price (a 2 cubic yard pile measures 3 feet x 3 feet x 6 feet). An additional fee of $10 will be charged for each additional cubic yard of material collected.
Disposal of Hazardous Materials: Tires, chemicals, paints, oil-based products, household cleaners, fluorescent light bulbs, computer monitors, TV’s and electronic products, batteries, major appliances, treated lumber and other similar hazardous materials cannot be disposed of through the City’s collection system. For information about the disposal of these items, call the Tri-County Solid Waste Commission at 320 255 6140. They will provide assistance in identifying environmentally safe disposal options.
Disposal of Hypodermic Needles: Residents who use needles, lancets and syringes at home are asked to follow the guidelines listed below for the disposal of these items. Proper disposal helps minimize the risk that sanitation workers and transfer station employees are exposed to due to the risk of disease transmission and injury from needle-sticks.
◦Needles, lancets and syringes can be disposed of in city refuse bags if contained in an empty plastic bottle (pop, milk, bleach or laundry soap bottle).
◦The plastic bottle must be sealed with a cap and taped.
◦It is recommended that duct tape be used to seal the cap in place on the bottle.
◦Label the container "Do Not Recycle: Household Sharps" several times using a permanent marker.
◦Do not use glass bottles or jars or metal cans for the disposal of needles, lancets and syringes.
◦Place the plastic bottle in your city refuse bag.
◦Do not place the container in your recycling bin. The bottle and its contents are no longer recyclable.
◦Do not place needles, lancets or syringes loose in a refuse bag.
◦Do not place a commercial sharps disposal container into a city refuse bag.
It is highly recommended that if you have the option of disposing of your needles, lancets, syringes or other bio-hazard medical waste through your clinic, hospital or pharmacy that you utilize their program.
Disposal of Electronic Products: In 2003 the Minnesota Legislature passed a law that bans the disposal of electronic products such as televisions and computer monitors as garbage. The statute went into effect July 1, 2006 (MN Statute 115A.9565). The City of St. Cloud will no longer pick up electronic products which include television sets, computer monitors, hard drives, keyboards, printers, VCR's, DVD players, radios, CD players and stereos. These products pose a serious environmental hazard. Contact Waste Management Transfer Station at 320-253-6491, Central Appliance Recyclers at 320-252-3221, or Best Buy at 320-259-5208 for disposal of these products. There may be a charge for this service