Ramsey County’s Solid Waste Ordinance requires an inspection by a county inspector before the demolition of any structural component of a building, such as removal of a load bearing wall. Structural components may also include exterior walls, roof, floor and/or ceiling. During the inspection, the inspector identifies items, such as major appliances and hazardous materials. These materials must be removed and properly managed before demolition begins. Contractors must provide documentation to verify all hazardous materials were properly managed.