Ramsey County Recycling

About Ramsey Recycles

Ramsey Recycles is a residential recycling campaign run by Ramsey County. There campaign goal is to increase awareness around household recycling and participation in the free residential collection and drop off sites that are located throughout the county. View Ramsey County Guide for Recycling & Disposal Yard Waste Sites. These include Yard Waste collection sites, Food Scraps (Organics Recycling) drop-off, Medicine Collection sites, the Product Reuse Center and the Household Hazardous Waste permanent and mobile collection sites.

To promote reuse, the county hosts monthly Fix-It Clinics at locations throughout the county. To assist residents when they want to get rid of items, view A to Z Recycling and Disposal Guide.

Cities in Ramsey County include Saint Paul, Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, St. Anthony (partial), Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake (partial) and White Bear Township.

Food Scraps (Organics Recycling) Collections Drop-Off Program

Service alert - COVID-19
Food Scraps collection sites will continue to operate during posted hours until further notice. Please practice social distancing while dropping off food scraps.

  • Ramsey County now offers a food scraps (organics recycling) collections drop-off site. For more information on the food scraps collection (organics recycling) program, including locations of other collection sites, visit RamseyRecycles.com/FoodScraps
  • Free food scraps collection starter kits and compostable bags are available at Ramsey County Yard Waste collection sites. Starter kits are also available at any Ramsey County Library. Select Saint Paul Libraries and Cities also have them. Call ahead. For more information, please call 651-633-EASY (3279) answered 24/7 or visit RamseyRecycles.com

Service alert - COVID-19
Yard Waste sites will continue to operate during posted hours until further notice. Please follow the social distancing rules while visiting county yard waste sites. For more information go to www.ramseyrecycles.com/yardwaste. Also, find information on backyard composting and contact information for the Master Gardener program.

Ramsey County Fix-It Clinic

Service alert - COVID-19
The April, May and June Fix-it Clinics have been canceled. Get household items fixed for free and learn valuable repair skills at an upcoming Fix-It Clinic.

A to Z Recycling Guide

Ramsey County offers a guide for recycling or properly disposing of items. View the A to Z Recycling and Disposal Guide.  

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Food: Store it Right to Make it Last Longer
If you’re trying to minimize grocery trips, it can be easy to buy too much and then have food to waste. Click here for tips on food storage to make things last longer. What’s the last food item that you had to throw away because it went bad? See if you could have been storing it better!

Freeze it to Make it Last 
Your freezer is an amazing tool for preserving food, like that huge pot of soup you made that only you seem to like. Click here for tips on how to harness the power of your freezer for food preservation.

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Ninety percent of us occasionally throw away food too soon, and over half of us do it regularly – this is all due to misunderstanding about package dates. Click here to learn what those dates on your food packaging really mean.
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Wilted, stale, too salty? It can still be saved! Click here for some kitchen hacks to help you save food that’s on the brink.
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More than 30% of what goes into the trash is food scraps and other organic waste. Recycling this waste can put nutrients back into the soil and reduce the amount of waste being landfilled or incinerated. Click here to learn how to get started with food scrap collection in Ramsey County.