Solid Waste


On June 11, 2012, the Maplewood City Council adopted an ordinance that regulates the management of solid waste in the City.  The Solid Waste Ordinance at Chapter 30 is consistent with the requirements of the State statutes, State rules and Ramsey County ordinances, and with State and Ramsey County solid waste plans. 


The City of Maplewood has developed Solid Waste Standards for the storage, collection, and transportation of residential waste.  The goals of the standards are to achieve a reduction in waste generated, to encourage the separation and recovery of materials and energy from waste, and ensure the protection of public health and safety and promote city cleanliness and livability.


Maplewood contracts with 2 hauling companies for residential recycling and trash collection.
  • Residential Recycling is collected from all single and multi-family households by the city's recycling contractor, Tennis Sanitation. Get more information on residential recycling.
  • Trash is collected in all single family households and some townhome and manufactured homes by the city's trash contractor, Republic Services. Learn more about residential trash.


Maplewood has an open hauling commercial trash and recycling system. Properties can hire any of the city's licensed haulers to collect recycling and trash from the property. Learn how small businesses and organizations can opt into the city's recycling program. Download a list of the city's current licensed solid waste collection haulers (PDF).