Recycling

Recycling is a great way to combat the growing demand on our natural resources. Recycling helps conserve our natural resources and reduces the amount of materials entering landfills. Furthermore, using recycled materials in the manufacturing process consumes less energy and reduces pollution.

About Recycling

State law requires municipalities to ensure that residents have access to an opportunity to recycle. The City of Ramsey accomplishes this through a contract with ACE Solid Waste for the curbside collection of residentially generated recyclables. Each household is charged $3.98 per month for recycling, which is billed on a quarterly basis along with the City’s other utilities.

Acceptable Materials

There are four (4) broad categories of materials collected through the curbside recycling program including paper, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and containers (keep lids on), and metal/tin/aluminum cans. View a complete list of acceptable materials and preparation (PDF). Please empty and rinse items before placing them in the recycling cart.

Collection

Recyclable materials are collected on alternating Mondays for each half of the City. The City is currently divided into east and west sections along Sunfish Lake Boulevard and Nowthen Boulevard. View a map of the City (PDF). Recycling bins must be placed out at the street by 6:30 a.m. on the scheduled day of collection.

Customer Convenience Center (Drop-Off Option for Small Quantities)

Residents of the City of Ramsey have access to a Customer Convenience Center where small quantities of recyclable materials can be dropped off at no charge.  The Customer Convenience Center is located at ACE Solid Waste's Transfer Facility.  The site is accessed from 141st Avenue, just west of Basalt Street.  The Customer Convenience Center is not accessible from McKinley Street.  Please see map for how to safely access this site.  The Customer Convenience Center is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week; however, due to the high volume of truck traffic entering ACE's Transfer Facility, it is strongly recommended that residents access the Customer Convenience Center in the evening (after business hours) or on weekends. Recyclable materials should be prepared in the same fashion they would if being placed in the recycling cart.

Events

The City of Ramsey also sponsors two (2) recycling day events as well. They are typically held the first Saturday in May and the last Saturday in September. Details on the Spring/Fall Recycling events can be found here. The purpose of these events is to provide residents an opportunity to properly dispose of items not generally accepted through the curbside recycling program.