Utilities

Gas and Electricity:
XCel Energy
414 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401-1993
Electric Emergency/Power Outage 1-800-895-1999
Customer Service and Billing 1-800-895-4999

Check out WindSource, a program from XCel energy that is harnessing the power of wind for a cleaner Minnesota.

Water Service:
Saint Paul Regional Water Services
1900 Rice Street
Saint Paul, MN 55113
651-266-6350

Recycling:
Eureka Recycling
2828 Kennedy Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(651) 222-SORT (7678)

Telephone Service:
There are now several companies that provide local telephone service, including QWest, Comcast, MCI, and more.

Garbage Service:
The City does not provide garbage and refuse collection service. Please contact a licensed company for service. Ask your neighbors whom they use in order to limit additional trucks in your neighborhood. The following companies provide garbage and refuse collection service in Saint Paul: BFI, Vasco, Waste Management, Pete's Rubbish Hauling @ (651) 462-5907, and more.

Cable Television:
ComCast
1-800-COMCAST

Snow Emergency

When Saint Paul gets 3" or more of snow OR an accumulation of 3" of snow over several days, you can expect the City to declare a Snow Emergency. Make sure you know the rules below, and -- if your car gets towed -- where the impound lot is.

All streets are either Night Plow Routes or Day Plow Routes.

Night Plow Routes are plowed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the night a Snow Emergency is declared. They're the busy streets -- marked with signs that say "NIGHT PLOW ROUTE" PLUS one side of north-south residential streets with signs that say "NIGHT PLOW ROUTE THIS SIDE OF STREET." Downtown streets are plowed at night.

Day Plow Routes have no plowing signs. They're plowed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and normally following night plowing. They're east-west residential streets PLUS one side of north-south residential streets -- the side WITHOUT the plowing signs.

There are some exceptions to these rules, but they're all well marked. Parking is banned until snow is plowed all the way to the curb.

Avoid a ticket and a tow! The City now tickets and tows cars before the plows begin. The fine for a "snow tag" is $45. Towing can result in substantial towing and storage fees.

The City of Saint Paul does not plow alley rights-of-way. Saint Paul residents usually group together with their neighbors and contract with a private plow operator to keep their alley free of snow.

For recorded up-to-the-minute Saint Paul snow plowing information 24 hours a day, call 651-266-PLOW.

Click here to download the snow emergency fact sheet.