The R&E Center

Screenshot of R&E Center virtual tour

Touring the R&E Center

All trash generated by individuals and businesses in Ramsey and Washington County 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.
  • Language interpreters are available on request.
  • Transportation by school bus is eligible for reimbursement for K-12 groups.
  • All visitors should review our Travel, Parking and Safety Information.
Please read the group descriptions below and fill out the appropriate tour request.
General Tour Request
  • Community organization
  • Higher Education
  • Youth organization
  • Resident
  • Religious/Faith-Based organization
  • Industry organization
  • Governmental organization
  • Professional Group
K-12 Tour Request
  • Public, Private, Charter, and Homeschool groups
Internal Tour Request
  • R&E, Ramsey County or Washington County Staff
Virtual Tour

Interested in taking a peek inside the Recycling & Energy Center? Take a virtual tour here!

Off-site Presentations

Staff are also available to present at community meetings about what happens at the R&E Center. Contact us at to schedule.