Organized Solid Waste Collection

About the Initiative

City of Saint Anthony staff has been directed by the City Council to explore organized collection of residential solid waste. This initiative to start a plan for organized collection has been a long standing objective of the City Council as part of the City's goal of building and cultivating environmental responsibility.

60-Day Negotiation Period

Pursuant to the Minnesota Organized Collection Statute, M.S. 115A.94 ("Statute"), the recently amended process begins with a 60-day negotiation period exclusively with the existing residential refuse collectors to develop a proposal for the collection of trash and recyclables. As required under the Statute, such meetings and negotiations are exclusive. Attached is the notice that was sent to the St. Anthony Bulletin. The 60-day period concluded on June 29, 2014.


The City of Saint Anthony Village used the following priorities as the basis for negotiating and developing a proposal with licensed residential collectors. These priorities may also be considered by an organized collection options committee, if established, for future evaluations of organized collection options, alternative collection methods and structures, and other implementation decisions about trash and recycling collection system improvements. Listed in alphabetical order the priorities are:
  • Allocate Adequate Staff Resources
  • Assure All Residents Have Adequate Trash and Recycling Services
  • Enhance Coordination Among Government Agencies
  • Public Education and Awareness
  • Improve Hauler Reporting Systems
  • Improve Recycling, Composting and Waste Reduction
  • Improve Safety
  • Improve Standardization of Service Options
  • Improve Value of Services
  • Increase Use of Resource Recovery Facilities
  • Lessen Environmental Impacts
  • Minimize Disruption to Residents
  • Minimize Impacts on Licensed Solid Waste Collectors
  • Optimize Administrative Efficiency
  • Promote Local Economic Development
  • Reduce Road Wear Impacts

Meeting Timeline

  • On Monday, June 30, 2014, the City Council received the Organized Collection Proposal. View the June 30th Memorandum (PDF) and review the Proposal Document (PDF).
  • On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the City Council discussed the proposal, tabled the item and directed Staff to meet with the haulers to review the proposal one more time. View the Staff Report from City Manager (PDF) and the Memorandum from Foth Infrastructure and Environment (PDF).
  • On Tuesday, August 12, 2014, the City Council discussed the revised proposal and directed Staff to schedule a Public Hearing for September 9, 2014. Additionally, the City Council approved the five-year pricing agreement.
  • On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, the City Council held a formal public hearing and approved the Agreement for Residential Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Services with an April 1, 2015, starting date.


If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Miller, Assistant to the City Manager at 612-782-3313 or by email.