It is the duty of the resident or business owner to properly dispose of trash. All trash / garbage containers must have a tightfitting cover for receiving and holding, without leakage or escape of odors, and without being filled to within four inches of the top, garbage which would ordinarily accumulate on the premises in one week's time. A can or receptacle for receiving garbage may not be placed on or in a street, alley, sidewalk, footpath or public place. The code enforcement officer or designee is the exclusive judge of the sufficiency of garbage cans and receptacles and the locations thereof.
The City of South St. Paul requires all refuse haulers for residential and commercial collection to be licensed with the City. To set-up trash collection for your property, contact one of the licensed refuse haulers (PDF).