Residential Recycling Program Details

Maplewood contracts with Tennis Sanitation for its residential recycling program. All single and multi-family properties are included in the program. View the Maplewood Solid Waste Guide (PDF) for additional details.

New Single Family Residents

The recycling fee is included in your residential water bill. Once you set up your water service and have identified that there is an existing recycling cart at your new home, your recycling service is set to begin. If there is not a recycling cart at your new home, or you would like to switch the size of your recycling cart, contact Tennis Sanitation.

New Multi-Family Residents

Contact your landlord or association for information on how the recycling collection and fees work in your development. 


No need to call the City or Tennis Sanitation if you are moving.  Once you cancel your water service, the recycling fee added to your water bill will end as well.  Simply leave your recycling cart in your garage for use by the new owner or tenant.  

Recycling Rates

The recycling fee is included on your residential water bill. The 2020 recycling rate is $4.41 per household, per month ($13.23 quarterly).  The 2021 recycling rate is $5.52 per household, per month ($16.56 quarterly).

Recycling Fee Vacation Holds 

All single and multi-family properties pay into the City’s recycling program. The recycling fee is used to fund the City’s overall recycling program which pays for the collection and processing of recyclables, education, outreach, and administration of all recycling programs in the City.  Because the fee is added to your water bill there is no way to place a hold on that fee and service while on vacation.  However, you are able to place a hold on your trash bill.   

Single Family Recycling Carts

Tennis Sanitation supplies recycling carts for the City’s recycling program. Carts are available in 95, 65, and 35-gallon sizes. All sizes of recycling carts are at the same price. Contact Tennis Sanitation to order a new cart or exchange cart sizes. 

Multi-Family Recycling Carts & Dumpsters

Tennis Sanitation supplies 95-gallon recycling carts that are placed in centralized locations of development or recycling dumpsters for developments with 21 units or more.  

Walk-Up Service

If you have difficulty getting the cart to the curb, contact the City to set up a walk-up service (see contact information above).

Recycling Pick Up Schedule

Place the recycling cart at the curb by 6 a.m. on your recycling pick up day.

Items Collected

Click here for a list of recyclable items collected. Items Collected  

Clothing,  Shoes, and Other Reusable Linens

Tennis Sanitation subcontracts with Simple Recycling for the collection of clothes, shoes, and linens. To participate request Simple Recycling bags here. Place Simple Recycling bags of linens out next to your recycling cart on your collection day. Report missed collections here.  All of the materials are graded and sorted locally and/or regionally based on quality and condition. The top quality materials will be resold to local thrift outlets, mid grade is exported to international markets and “unusable” items are processed for raw materials.

Food Scraps (Organics) Collection

Recycle your food waste at the Maplewood food scraps collection site located in the parking lot of the Maplewood Community Center-YMCA at 2100 White Bear Avenue. You can also recycle food scraps at Ramsey County Yard Waste sites.  Click here for details on Ramsey County’s food scraps collection program.  

Event Recycling

Maplewood has portable recycling containers for your next event. They collapse for transport and come with your choice of signage and bags that attach to the assembled frame. Containers are loaned at no cost to Maplewood residents and organizations. Contact the City to reserve your event recycling containers (see contact information above). 

Ramsey Recycles

Free residential collection and drop off sites for yard waste, food scraps (organics), medicine collection, household hazardous waste, fix it clinics, product reuse center. Ramsey County Recycling and Disposal Hotline 651-633-EASY (24/7).  A to Z Recycling and Disposal Guide.