Food Scraps Collection

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Our food scraps collection site is open 24/7 and is located between the St. Anthony Police Department and tennis courts. As an original pilot participant and early adopter (second of its kind), St. Anthony's site will help inform Ramsey County's strategy in implementing similar drop-off sites in other cities.

Important information

  • Pick up your free food scraps collection starter kit at City Hall during business hours.
  • Site is for residential use only. No businesses please.
  • Ramsey County's food scraps collection page provides resources, answers to frequently asked questions, and a food-scraps list of accepted items.
  • Only use certified compostable bags:
    •  Free compostable bags are available at City Hall during business hours, and there are bag dispensers located inside the enclosure. You are also welcome to purchase your own - just make sure they are BPI Certified, which is indicated on the packaging or bags themselves.
  • Regular plastic bags are not acceptable for food scraps collection. Paper grocery bags are also okay to use.
  • Use both dumpsters. Waste Management services the site weekly on Tuesdays.
  • City Hall does not stock t-shirts for the County's Loyalty Card punch program. You can still receive punches on the cards, as well as t-shirts, by visiting any of the Ramsey County yard waste sites.
  • Yard waste: 
    • Although grass clippings, leaves and other yard waste are organic material, they are NOT accepted in food scraps collection. Instead, take them to one of Ramsey County's yard waste sites. Learn more to find your nearest location.

Video: Ramsey County's "Turning Food Scraps into Compost"

This helpful and informative how-to video is also available in the following formats: 


In April 2018, the City Council approved a food scraps collection pilot program for all St. Anthony residents. The Parks Commission discussed placement of the drop-off site, and in June, the City Council approved final site location on the south end of the Community Center parking lot (between the Police Department and the tennis courts).

City staff partnered with Ramsey County to implement the  food scraps collection drop-off site, allowing Ramsey County to build and operate the site at no additional cost to the city. The drop-off site was constructed and fully operational just before the end of 2018.