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 Ramsey County's Recycling and Disposal Guide 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 Ramsey County's Recycling and Disposal Guide .
Food Scraps Collection
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 "visit Ramsey County's Food Scraps Collection (Organics Recycling) webpage".
Have broken stuff lying around? Don't trash it - fix it! Bring things like small household appliances, clothing, electronics and more to a free Fix-It Clinic. Volunteer fixers will help you to disassemble, troubleshoot and repair your item. The City is having a Fix-it Clinic on April 25th - this event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 protocols.
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. For more information visit "Ramsey County's Unwanted Medicine Site".
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
- Ramsey County Recycling Guide Information on household recycling, yard waste, organics, household hazardous waste and more
- Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection sites and accepted items
- Electronics Recycling Where to dispose of old TVs, computers and other electronics
- Biz Recycling Free assistance for businesses.
- Radon Test Kits