Recycling & Disposal


Minimizing Waste & Protecting Our Environment
Reducing waste, reusing items, and recycling are three important steps anyone can take to minimize waste and protect our environment. Explore the links below to find everything you need to know about recycling and waste disposal in Mounds View.

Recycling or Disposal Questions
“For questions on how to get rid of most anything click on RamseyRecycles.com or call 651-633-EASY (3279).  This hotline is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and interpretive services are available. Tip: It is important not to use plastic bags and do not put items in bags as they do not get ripped open at the recycling facility.

Garbage Collection Services
Garbage collection is provided by licensed haulers. Residents may choose a garbage hauler from the list of licensed haulers in the City. Most garbage haulers provide recycling services. Recycling is required to be collected by haulers and apartments must offer recycling. For more information please click on the following link Biz Recycling. Please contact your garbage hauler to find out which materials are allowed and what isn't. To view disposal information for other household waste (furniture, appliances, etc.) visit RamseyRecycles.com

Organics Recycling Program
Residents can now bring their food waste and non-recyclable paper to Ramsey County Yard Waste Sites.  For more information about what is accepted and locations see Ramsey County’s Yard waste site.  Free compost bags can be picked up at Mounds View City Hall, and/or at the Ramsey county Yard Waste Site.

Fix-It Clinic
Have broken stuff lying around?  Don't trash it - fix it!  Bring things like small household appliances, clothing, electronics and more to a Fix-It Clinic.  Volunteer fixers will help you to disassemble, troubleshoot and repair your item.

Unwanted Medicine Drop Off Locations
Safely dispose of unwanted, expired and unused medicines for FREE at one of three public drop boxes in Ramsey County. 

Event Containers
Whether you're hosting a block party, graduation, family reunion, or other gathering, make it a green event! Consider using recycling and organics containers to reduce waste. These portable containers collapse for transport and come with your choice of signage and bags that attach to the assembled frame. Containers are loaned at no cost to Ramsey County residents and organizations for any temporary gathering.

Other important links
Ramsey County Recycling & Waste 

Contact Information

Ramsey County Recycling
& Disposal Hotline
651-633-EASY (3279)
Answered 24/7

Jenny Nelson
Recycling Coordinator
763-717-4000