Green Ramsey Newsletter - March 2018

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Green Ramsey 

An Environmental Health Newsletter from Ramsey County - March 2018




Fix-it Clinic
West Minnehaha Recreation Center
Saturday, March 24
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
685 West Minnehaha Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104

Fix-it Clinic
Ramsey County Library - White Bear Lake
Saturday, April 28
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
2150 2nd St., White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Find more Fix-It Clinic information online.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Saint Paul (Bay West)
Fri. & Sat.: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
5 Empire Dr., Saint Paul, MN 55103



Educational Kits and Games
Teaching about recycling? Borrow an educational kit or game for your class or community group. Reserve online or call 651-266-1199.

Recycling Bins for Events
Hosting an event? Call 651-266-1199 for temporary bottles and cans recycling bins and organics recycling bins, or reserve them online.

Partners’ Grants
Calling all business organizations in the East Metro! Got a great idea to get other businesses to go green? Use our green to get going.

Waste collected in Ramsey and Washington Counties and beyond is hauled to the Recycling & Energy (R&E) Center to be turned into fuel for energy. The R&E Center is owned by the Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy Board.



Green Ramsey is published by the Environmental Health Division of Saint Paul - Ramsey County Public Health.

2785 White Bear Ave. N.
Suite 350
Maplewood, MN, 55109
















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Success Story:

Warners’ Stellian Saves Money with Simplified Recycling Program

When Warners’ Stellian wanted to improve recycling at their Saint Paul headquarters, they contacted BizRecycling for help. BizRecycling works with interested businesses of all sizes in Ramsey and Washington counties to start or improve their recycling or organics programs.

BizRecycling’s experts helped Warners’ Stellian replace their complicated recycling system with a simple, single-sort recycling program. A BizRecycling Grant paid for custom recycling bins for the facility. Warners’ Stellian also decided to phase out disposable breakroom supplies in favor of reusable dishes and cutlery. These simple changes are saving the company over $2,500 a year.

To find out more about the BizRecycling program, visit, or call 651-266-1199.

Warnters' truck

News You Can Use:

Recycling Guide Coming to Your Mailbox

Look for the annual Recycling Guide in your mailbox this month! Inside you’ll find helpful information on household (curbside) recycling, yard waste, organics recycling, household hazardous waste and more! If you have questions about the guide, email or call 651-633-EASY (3279), answered 24/7.


Reuse: Give Unwanted Textiles a Second Life

Did you know that 85 percent of textiles and apparel are not recycled or donated? Instead ,they’re thrown in the trash – to the tune of 70 pounds per person per year! Think reuse first by donating to consignment stores or secondhand shops. To make it easier to get these items to the right place, some cities now collect textiles and household items at the curb with three easy steps:

  1. Put clean, dry household textiles (including linens/bedding, shoes and accessories) in a bag.
  2. Label it “household goods”.
  3.  Place it next to your recycling cart for easy pick up.

For more information on what to do with unwanted household goods and clothing, check out the A to Z Recycling and Disposal Guide or call 651-633-EASY (3279), answered 24/7.


Participate in Earth Hour on March 24

Around the globe, millions of people, businesses and landmarks are setting aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights and make noise for climate change action. Many Ramsey County facilities will participate in the event on March 24 at 8:30 p.m. CT. All are invited to participate; to help bring attention to the need for action on climate change. Visit to learn more.

Earth Hour

Borrow Recycling Kits and Games

Add some fun to your recycling lessons! Ramsey County has kits and games for all-ages, which are available for free to residents. It may be the perfect addition to your upcoming Earth Day event! Visit or call 651-266-1199 for more information on available kits and games. Once reserved, items may be picked up during business hours at the Environmental Health Division office in Maplewood.


Did you know?

From 2008 – 2015, Ramsey County reduced its energy use by 20 percent in county run facilities. Thanks to the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners and staff leadership, improvements in facility operations and infrastructure were made to see this reduction. At a recent board workshop, the Ramsey County board re-affirmed its commitment to energy efficiency and renewable energy as part of the county’s broader goals of well-being, prosperity, opportunity and accountability. Staff will continue to make energy efficiency improvements that help control costs and reduce overall energy use in the county.

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