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The county is building a new Environmental Service Center to make it easier for residents to reduce waste, reuse and recycle.

1700 Kent Street, Roseville is the selected site which is centrally located to increase accessibility. Services at the center will include:

  • Household hazardous waste and electronics drop off.
  • A free product reuse room.
  • Space for Fix-It Clinics and other environmental education and activities. 

The center is part of Enhancing Environmental Health Services, a county initiative to redesign and add recycling and waste disposal services to better meet community needs.

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Service center overview

Watch this video to learn more about plans for the Environmental Service Center. 

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Ramsey County evaluated how it provides household hazardous waste services in 2020. After analyzing feedback from community, the county is restructuring its programs to better serve residents. 

Residents said they wanted a year-round, accessible household hazardous waste (HHW) program. The county is redesigning its HHW program to be anchored in a new Environmental Service Center the county will building.   

Learn more about our current HHW system and what residents told us they want to see in the future. 

Why this site?

In selecting a proposed site, the county looked for a central location close to a major road, approximately five acres in size, and that didn’t require substantial costs for demolition of existing structures.

Since Ramsey County is nearly fully developed, there were few available sites that met all these criteria and our goal for accessibility and health equity. The site at 1700 Kent Street in Roseville is the location identified that best meets all these needs. 

Funding source

Funding will come from the county's solid waste fund balance which must be spent on Solid Waste Plan strategies. Dollars for the fund are generated by the County Environmental Charge (CEC), which has trash-hauling service fees of 28% for residential customers and 53% for non-residential customers. Ongoing operations cost will be built into the Environmental Health division budget.

Learn more about the CEC


Plans for a new Environmental Service Center are in development. 

  • The proposed project was presented at a county board workshop and approved. 
  • 1700 Kent Street in Roseville is the proposed location.
  • A series of open houses will be held for the community to provide feedback, ask questions and learn more about this project.
  • The county has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) from construction manager/design teams. The RFP begins the process of selecting a design and construction team to work on the center, following community feedback and decisions on programs and services.

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