How do I get rid of this?

Item Collected Address Cost
Yard Waste Collection: Accepts leaves, grass clippings and non-woody plants (some sites accept trees) Various Locations in Ramsey County Free

Household Hazardous Waste
Paint, old fertilizer, fluorescent light bulbs, etc.
(Check each location for accepted items)

Year-Round (5 Empire Drive, St Paul) Season, Month of June (1725 Kent Street, Roseville)
Ramsey Household Hazardous Waste
Search all Items A-Z:  Ramsey Recycles See Item for locations

May vary

Used Oil Disposal* Ramsey County Oil Dropoff Site
1352 Ben Franklin Road, Arden Hills, MN
Free and Open 24/7
Glass, cans, plastic containers #1-#7, paper, cardboard, newspaper, magazines Your curbside bin
Eureka Recycling
Available to all residents
Prescriptions and unused medicines Ramsey County Medicine Collection Program Free

Ink and toner cartridges

Ramsey Recycle Guide or

May vary
Organic Waste Ramsey County Organic Waste collection site Free
Electronics Disposal
Electronic products containing a cathode ray tube (CRT), such as TVs and computer monitors, may not be placed in the garbage. Electronic products contain lead and other heavy metals which are harmful to human health and the environment.

Lead from CRTs is the largest single source of lead in Minnesota's municipal waste. Approximately 20% of each CRT is made up of lead; this is between 5-8 pounds of lead per unit. The ban will keep toxic lead and other recyclable components of electronics out of landfills. A number of retailers accept electronics for free or a small fee. Please see the table below for recycling options.
Company Address Cost
Best Buy Various Locations See Store for Details
WeRecycle Online Ship electronics back for free
Twin Cities Free Market Online Fee to post information
Asset Recovery 2299 Territorial Rd
St Paul, 651-602-0789
For a fee, you can drop off old electronics
Retrofit Recycling 2960 Yorktown Blvd
Little Canada, 651-766-7422
For a fee, you can drop off old electronics
Junk Genius 4514 Nakomis Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Check website or call
(612) 444-5865 for details

Donate Cell Phones
The city also collects old cell phones. Drop off old phones at the Police Department in City Hall, and include the batteries and chargers. Analog phones are recycled and digital phones are sent to the 911 Cell Phone Bank, a nonprofit organization that reprograms the digital phones for distribution. They clear out personal information from old cell phones, but donors are encouraged to remove the memory or subscriber identity module (SIM) card and delete phone lists, lists of calls (received and made), voicemails, email and text messages, organizer folders, web search history and photos.

Email Community Relations Coordinator Corey Yunke or call him at 651-792-7209 with questions.

Contact your carrier to see if they offer a trade in or recycling program.

Clean Up Day

See the Events page 

Free Shredding
See the Events page

More questions?
Call 651.633.EASY (3279) anytime, answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or check out