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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.

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 $2.95 per month for recycling, which is billed on a quarterly basis along with the City's other utilities.

There are four (4) broad categories of materials collected through the curbside recycling program including paper, food and beverage glass, plastic containers with a neck, and metal/tin/aluminum cans (view a complete list of acceptable materials and preparation).

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 Blvd and Nowthen Blvd (view a map of the City). Recycling bins must be placed out at the street by 6:30 am on the scheduled day of collection.

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 (view other details on the Spring/Fall Recycle Day event). The purpose of these events is to provide residents an opportunity to properly dispose of items not generally accepted through the curbside recycling program.

Collection Schedule:

View the 2018 Collection Schedule.

Related Recycling Links and Documents

Acceptable Materials and Preparation Map of Collection Zones
Composting Information Spring/Summer/Fall Recycling Events
Great River Energy - Elk River Resource Recovery Project
Yard Waste
Anoka County Recycling & Resource Solutions
Household Hazardous Waste
Rethink Recycling
Christmas Tree Disposal Options
Recycling Plastic Garden Pots
Fall Recycling Day

Contact Information

Chris Anderson
City Planner
Phone: 763.433.9817
Email Chris