St. Paul’s Reduce & Recycle Citywide Drop-Off Event is Oct. 7

St. Paul’s annual Reduce & Recycle Citywide Drop-Off Event at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The vent is being hosted by the District 10 Como Community Council.

Here is what you need to know:

Volunteer: Residents who volunteer to staff the event will receive a voucher allowing them to dispose of one load free; District 10 will feed volunteers; and volunteers will know that they’ve helped a lot of people in a short amount of time. Volunteers must register in advance; because of safety and other concerns, walk-in volunteers will not be accepted on the day of the event.

Shifts will be 3 1/2 hours. There will be an early-morning shift and a not- so-early-morning shift. To volunteer, fill out the form at or contact the Como Community Council office at 651- 644-3889.

Disposal: Residents can dispose of appliances, electronics, furniture, tires, demolition debris, scrap metal and other household refuse they cannot put in the trash. There is a set fee per item or per load. For full details on what items are acceptable, and what those items cost, go to the city’s All-In web page,

Seniors: If you are 65 or older and can’t make it to the fairgrounds, you can arrange a “senior pick-up.” Cost to discard your unwanteds is the same as residents who transport their own junk, but District 10 will try to pick up your discards for free.

Contact the Como Community Council office at 651- 644-3889 for more information.

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