The Macalester-Groveland Community Council fosters citizen participation
in government and community decisions that make our neighborhood
a great place to live, work, learn and play.


Film Screening: Just Eat It - A Food Waste Story

Join us for a screening of the award winning documentary Just Eat It - A Food Waste Story: 
Thursday, February 4  |  6:30-8:00 p.m.
John B. Davis lecture hall
at the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center (1600 Grand Ave) | Macalester College (map here)

With support from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Macalester-Groveland Community Council will host a screening of Just Eat It - A Food Waste Story to wrap-up our work on wasted food prevention. Join us for the 75 minute film and discussion to follow, and learn valuable tips for reducing food waste in your own home. 

This screening is FREE, but we encourage you to bring an item for our Food Swap. Bring an unwanted edible item from your pantry or fridge (unwanted beets, canned veggies, pasta, etc.) and take home something else that you'd like to eat. 

Snow Reminders

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Saint Paul City Ordinance require that snow and ice be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours of a snow event. Print out or pick up these door hangers at the MGCC office to remind neighbors to shovel. Encounter a particularly slippery sidewalk? Call the Department of Safety and Inspections at 651-266-8989 to report the address. 

Thank you, donors!

Thank you to all who so generously gave a gift on Give to the Max Day last week! Thank you to all who share your gifts of time and talent with our community throughout the year. Our community is stronger with your support.

Missed Give to the Max Day? We welcome donations 365 days a year on our GiveMn page

Organized Trash Collection

organized collection


How many trash collection trucks go down your alley every week?  How much do you pay for your trash pickup?  Did you know that your neighbor might be paying less? 

An alternative system of “organized collection” would allow the City of Saint Paul to negotiate contracts with trash haulers on behalf of residents.  Organized collection does not necessarily mean just one trash hauler for the entire City.  There are several ways that this system could work, including supporting multiple hauling companies.  Many cities that have implemented organized collection have achieved greater efficiency, increased services and/or decreased costs. Currently, each household is responsible for contracting with a trash hauling company individually.

Final Report 

Our final report (including survey analysis and complete recommendations) is now available:
Final Report (full-color)
Final Report (printer-friendly black and white)
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C 


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