All trash generated by individuals and businesses in Ramsey and Washington counties is delivered to the R&E Center, where waste is processed to recover recyclables and make fuel for electricity production. Tours highlight how the facility works and how waste is managed in the East Metro as well as how to better reduce, reuse and recycle. Visit our ‘About the R&E Center’ page for more information.
Important Information to Know
Tours are free.
Tour duration and focus will be tailored to fit the needs and interests of each group and will be planned based on group type and interests, as well as facility operations and construction. Tours are generally between 1 – 1.5 hours.
Tours are capped between 20-35 individuals depending on the group type.
Not part of a group? No problem! Individuals are invited to join one of the bi-monthly resident tours.
Language interpreters are available on request.
Transportation by school bus is eligible for reimbursement for K-12 groups.