Refuse Service


The City of Saint Peter contracts with a local waste hauler to provide residential refuse service to all residents.
To sign up for service or to change your service plan, please contact the City of Saint Peter Finance Department at (507) 934-0664.
For Billing Questions & Refuse Pickup Problems call the City Finance Department at (507) 934-0664.
 
 

Service Plans Available:

Full Service (billed monthly)

90 Gallon Curbie$24.22 (includes refuse, recycling, environmental services and sales tax)
60 Gallon Curbie$21.23 (includes refuse, recycling, environmental services and sales tax)
 

Volume Based (billed monthly)

 $15.21 + Refuse Bags
10-30 Gallon Bags$16.46 (includes sales tax)
10-15 Gallon Bags$10.87 (includes sales tax)

Bags are available at the City Hall Finance Department and at the St. Peter Arrow Ace store.  Refuse bags are packaged and sold in 10's.  At the City Hall Finance Department you may purchase individual bags.

Refuse is billed monthly on your city utility bill and includes weekly pickup of refuse. Recyclables are picked up every other week on your refuse collection day.

Refuse price includes curbside recycling. Recyclables include glass bottles & jars, metal beverage and food cans, plastic #1 - #7, and paper from newspaper, magazines, junk mail, non-coated food paper boxes, small flat pieces of corrugated cardboard.
 
There is a $5.00 charge to change your refuse service.
 
Contact the City Finance Department at (507) 934-0664 to setup or change your refuse service.
 

Collection Information

Recycling

Holiday Schedule

When any of the following Holidays falls on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, your service will be delayed by one day:
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Frequently Asked Questions

I have too much garbage this week, what should I do?
Purchase special trash bags for the extra refuse. Please stop in the Finance Department at City Hall or at the Saint Peter Arrow Ace Hardware store and they'll gladly sell you some extra bags that you can put out next to your curbie. These special refuse bags include the cost of disposal and are available in two sizes:
15 gallon - $1.09 per bag includes tax.
30 gallon - $1.65 per bag includes tax.
Or you can contact any licensed hauler to obtain information on cost and for a special pickup.
 
If you consistently have too much garbage you can change refuse service. There is a $5.00 charge to change curbie size. If you already have a 90 gallon curbie you may be interested in a 2nd curbie. Please contact the Finance Department at 507-934-0664 to change your refuse service.
 
My garbage didn't get picked up today, what should I do?
Most of the time when a resident's garbage is not picked up one of the following has occurred:
 
  1. Your refuse may be picked up a day later if one of the following holidays occurred this week: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
  2. Refuse and Recycling were not put out by 7:00 a.m.
  3. The curbie lid can't be closed because the curbie is too full.
  4. Unacceptable items are placed in the curbie - NO paints, chemicals, motor oil or filters, car batteries, tires, fluorescent light bulbs, or yardwaste may be placed in your residential trash.
  5. The curbie is too heavy.
  6. You were inadvertently missed by our refuse hauler. Please call 934-0664.
My recycling didn't get picked up today?
Recycling is collected every other week on your refuse collection day.
 
 
Have you received a note from your refuse truck driver lately?
We want to remind everyone that the lid on your curbie must close or the driver will not take the excess garbage. Our costs are designed so that everyone pays for refuse collection based on volume. If you put out more refuse than your curbie holds, the City must pay more costs. That's not fair to our customers and that's why we are cracking down on those who take advantage of the system. If you have extra refuse, please stop in the Finance Department at City Hall or at the Saint Peter Arrow Ace Hardware store and they'll gladly sell you some extra bags that you can put out next to your curbie. These special bags include the cost of disposal and that makes it fair for everyone. You also can contact our waste hauler directly to make arrangements for a special pickup if would prefer.
 

If you have any questions or need further assistance please contact us at (507) 934-0664.