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Clean Out Responsibly

Finding yourself re-evaluating your stuff while spending more time at home? You are not alone! Here's what you can do with unwanted items in the current situation:

  • Household hazardous waste: Products that contain the words “Caution”, “Warning”, “Danger” or “Poison” do not belong in the trash. Ramsey County’s household hazardous waste collection sites are operating as scheduled. See our website for details.
  • Donations: Check with your local donation centers to see if/when they are accepting donations. If it's not urgent to dispose of, hold onto it for now. Set things like clothing and furniture aside to donate later. Never drop off items at closed locations.
  • Bulky items:  Check with your hauler about options for disposing of large items that can't be donated and don't fit in your trash cart. Or you can self-haul it to a public transfer station. Refer to pages 19-20 of the printed Recycling Guide or look up the item on our online Recycling & Disposal Guide. You can also call our 24/7 hotline at 651-633-EASY (3279).
  • Yard waste: Ramsey County’s yard waste sites are operating as scheduled. They are free and open to Ramsey County residents. See our website for details. Do not put yard waste in your trash – it’s illegal.
Posted on Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 1:45 p.m.