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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.



Business Pollution Prevention Program

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

Food Scraps Bag

Curbside Food Scrap Collection

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

Food Scraps Bag

COVID-19 Response

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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