RESIDENTIAL TRASH HAULING
Maplewood contracts with Republic Services for single family residential trash and yard waste collection (refer to the recycling webpage for recycling details). All single family homes with four or more units are included in the city-wide trash service. Townhomes and manufactured homes can opt into the trash service (PDF). Trash is collected once a week on your neighborhood's designated trash and recycling collection day Opens in New Window (Monday through Friday). Check out the Maplewood 2021 Solid Waste Guide for additional details.
Setting Up and Canceling Service
Trash Hauling Rates
The City supplies the trash carts for the residential trash service. Republic Services manages the carts and does the billing. The carts come in four sizes and five service levels. Bi-monthly trash rates for 2021 and 2022 are listed below. Rates reflect all taxes and fees.
|Cart Size||2021 Bi-Monthly Rate*||2022 Bi-Monthly Rate*|
|20 gallon every other week||$25.01||$24.90|
|20 gallon every week||$26.04||$26.00|
|35 gallon every week||$30.01||$28.10|
|65 gallon every week||$38.88||$40.00|
|95 gallon every week||$47.37||$50.00|
*Pay As You Throw Pricing: The contract with Republic Services allows the City to negotiate Pay As You Throw pricing yearly. Trash rates include the collection fee (which is set in the contract), solid waste taxes, and the disposal fee. The Pay As You Throw methodology allows the City to determine what percentage of the disposal fee to place on each cart size. Over the term of the contract more of the disposal fee will be placed on the larger size carts, which creates a more equitable system of paying more for larger volumes of trash. This will encourage residents to reduce waste, increase recycling, and opt for smaller size trash carts.
Republic Services does the billing for residential trash service. Bills are mailed every other month (December/January, February/March, April/May, June/July, August/September, October/November) and include an itemized list of service level, cart fee ($.75 per household per month to cover the cost of the City-owned carts), county environmental charge (28%), and the state solid waste management tax (9.75%). Solid Waste Guide
You can place your trash service and billing on hold for vacations that are three weeks and longer. Contact Republic Services to set up a vacation hold.
- Republic Services Curbside Bulky Item Collection: For an additional fee, Republic Services provides collection of appliances, electronics, and other bulky items. The cost of collection ranges from $10 to $35 (plus tax), depending on the item. Contact Republic Services to schedule the bulky item collection.
- Ramsey Recycles: Learn about other options for reusing, recycling, or disposing of bulky items by visiting RamseyRecycles.com or calling 651-633-EASY (3279) answered 24/7.
- Spring Clean Up: The City hosts a Spring Clean Up annually where residents can drop off bulky items for free or a fee at Aldrich Arena. The 2022 Spring Clean Up is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 16, 2022. Missed the 2021 Spring Clean Up or need ideas on where to dispose or recycle items? Check out the City's Recycling and Clean Up Announcement Webpage for suggestions.
- Fall Clean Up Campaign: Republic Services offers reduced price bulky item collection (20% discount) during the month of October in partnership with the City during the Fall Clean Up Campaign. Check out the City's Recycling and Clean Up Announcement Webpage for updates.
Republic Services offers a yearly yard waste subscription. The 2021 subscription cost is $124.80 (no tax), and the 2022 subscription cost is $129.80 (no tax). Yard waste will be collected in a 95 gallon yard waste cart once a week from April 1 through the end of November (weather permitting). You are also allowed to place up to five compostable bags of yard waste per week outside of the cart.
COMMERCIAL & MULTI-FAMILY TRASH HAULING
Commercial and multi-family residential properties with five or more units and manufactured homes and townhomes that have not opted into the City's residential trash service are required to have a licensed trash hauler Opens in New Window remove trash from the property at least once a week.