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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.

Highlights

BPPP

Business Pollution Prevention Program

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

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Curbside Food Scrap Collection

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

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COVID-19 Response

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In 2019, The R&E Center:

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Processed 428,956 tons of trash

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Recovered 15,409
tons of metal for recycling

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Produced enough fuel to power 40,000 homes for a year

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Reduced CO2 emissions by 108,132 tons - equivalent to taking 23,361 cars off the road a year