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St. Paul kicks off single-sort recycling on Monday

Mayor Coleman and city leaders will hold a kick-off event Monday morning to remind residents about the change.

St. Paul leaders will hold a press event Monday morning to remind residents that the city recycling collection changes next week to single-sort.

That means all recyclables will go into one bin, rather than separating the materials, as was previously required.

The city also is adding more plastics to the recycling universe:

Most #1, #2, #4, #5 and #7  food and beverage containers are accepted as of April 7. In addition to plastic bottles, yogurt, butter and produce containers, transparent deli and “to go” containers can be recycled with Saint Paul’s residential recycling program.

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The Monday event, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mt. Airy Community Center, 200 E. Arch St. will include:

  • Mayor Chris Coleman
  • Public Housing Agency Executive Director Jon Gutzmann
  • Council Member Russ Stark, Ward 4
  • Ramsey County Commissioner Victoria Reinhardt
  • Eureka Recycling President and CEO Tim Brownell
  • Council Member Dai Thao, Ward 1
  • Mt. Airy Hi-Rise Resident and Recycling Coordinator Ed Goetz
  • Public Housing Agency Housing Manager Nina Semmelroth