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.


In 2023, The R&E Center:

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Processed 398,781 tons of trash

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Recovered 13,029
tons of metal for recycling

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Produced enough fuel to power 13,450 homes for a year

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Reduced CO2 emissions by 99,500 metric tons - equivalent to taking 22,142 gasoline-powered cars off the road for a year