Residential Trash Hauling
Announcement: New Trash & Recycling Rates Begin January 2020
After a competitive bidding process for new trash and recycling contracts, the City Council authorized 5-1/2 year contracts with Republic Services for residential trash and yard waste and Tennis Sanitation for recycling. The new contracts begin January 1, 2020. Both proposals were ranked highest among the City's main criteria (economics, safety, education, environmental, and qualifications), including the lowest price. Through Maplewood's organized solid waste collection system, the City has been able to help limit greenhouse gas emissions and divert waste from landfills. It's lead to lower prices, reduced truck traffic, and community control over waste management decisions. While Maplewood maintains some of the Twin Cities' lowest recycling and trash rates, residents will see increases in the new contracts due to some factors outside of our control including: 1) discontinuation of the hauler rebate at the Recycling and Energy Center where the trash is disposed; and 2) open market price decline for recycled goods.
Trash Hauling Rates
The city supplies the trash carts for the residential trash service. Republic Services manages the carts. The carts come in 4 sizes and 5 service levels. Prices are quoted as per household per month and include all taxes and fees:
- 20 gallon every other week pick up - $7.15 ($12.43 in 2020)
- 20 gallon every week pick up - $9.78 ($13.63 in 2020)
- 32 gallon every week pick up - $11.36 ($15.07 in 2020)
- 65 gallon every week pick up - $12.92 ($18.92 in 2020)
- 95 gallon every week pick up - $14.66 ($22.75 in 2020)
Maplewood contracts with Republic Services for single family residential trash and yard waste collection. All single family homes with four or more units are included in the city-wide trash service. Townhomes and manufactured homes can opt into the trash service (PDF). Trash is collected once a week on your designated day-certain trash pick up day (PDF) (Monday through Friday).
Republic Services does the billing for residential trash service. Bills are mailed every other month and include an itemized list of service level, cart fee ($.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%). Full details on the City's residential trash service can be found in the annual solid waste guide (PDF).
For an additional fee, Republic Services provides collection of appliances and bulky items. The cost of collection ranges from $10 to $35, depending on the item. You can also visit RamseyRecycles.com or call 651-633-EASY (3279) 24/7 to learn about other options for reusing, recycling, or disposing of bulky items.
Commercial & Multi-Family Residential Trash Hauling
Commercial and multi-family residential properties with more than four units and manufactured homes and townhomes that have not opted into the Maplewood Trash Plan are required to have a licensed trash hauler (PDF) remove trash from the property at least once a week.