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 2022, The R&E Center:

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Processed 393,165 tons of trash

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Recovered 12,869
tons of metal for recycling

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Produced enough fuel to power 13,000 homes for a year

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Reduced CO2 emissions by 97,000 tons - equivalent to taking 20,901 cars off the road for a year