What We Do

Through Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy (R&E), Ramsey and Washington counties strive to protect health and the environment and meet the state’s 75% recycling goal. R&E views the waste stream as a resource stream and works to recover maximum value from discarded materials.



Business Pollution Prevention

Learn how the Business Pollution Prevention Program can help your business transition to modern, high-efficiency equipment.

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Residential Food Scrap Collection

Click to learn about plans to collect food scraps from residents. Program launches in 2022.

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In 2020, The R&E Center:

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Processed 401,100 tons of trash

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Recovered 14,000
tons of metal for recycling

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Produced enough fuel to power 12,500 homes for a year

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Reduced CO2 emissions by 98,482 tons - equivalent to taking 21,276 cars off the road a year