Companies that collect and transport trash in Ramsey County must have a license. These companies apply a service charge called the County Environmental Charge (CEC) to their customers’ trash bills.
If your company collects and transports trash in the 6-county metro area, which includes Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties, you must get an annual license from the county where your business is located. The license is called the Regional Mixed Municipal Solid Waste Collection and Transportation License. More information on licensing requirements in Ramsey County is in the Solid Waste Ordinance (PDF).
Companies that collect and transport construction and demolition waste do not need a license.
How to get a license
You can get a Regional Mixed Municipal Solid Waste Collection and Transportation License through the county where your company is located. A license in Ramsey County costs $50.00/truck for the license year, which runs July 1 – June 30. You can also get a license to operate in any of the other five metro counties (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin and Washington) at no additional cost.
All trash collected in Ramsey County is required to be delivered to the Recycling & Energy Center (R&E Center) in Newport to be processed into recyclables. If your company delivers trash to the R&E Center and has a waste delivery agreement with the R&E Board, you are eligible for a rebate. You can request a rebate for each ton of trash. More information is available in the Hauler Rebate Program.