Food Scraps

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Service alert - COVID-19

Food scraps collection sites will remain open until further notice. Please remember to practice safe social distancing and stay at least six feet away from others. 

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Twenty percent of our trash is food waste. There’s a better option to manage this waste. Bring your food scraps to a Ramsey County collection site for composting. In six months, the food scraps will become finished compost at an industrial compost facility. The finished compost is used in gardens, landscaping and construction projects. It can help soil hold more water and nutrients, support more living organisms, help control erosion and stormwater runoff, and much more. Get started today!

All sites open to Ramsey County residents only. No businesses or institutions.

Arden Hills, Battle Creek, Frank & Sims and White Bear Township collection sites also open to Washington County residents.

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Free food scraps collection starter kit

Ramsey County offers a free starter kit for residents who want to recycle food scraps. Find out more.

Collection at 24/7 drop-off sites

These sites are open year-round, 24 hours per day. 

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Collection at yard waste sites

December - March
Monday - Friday: closed
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

April - November
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: closed
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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How to recycle food scraps

Items Accepted

Backyard composting

Food saving tips

Where to buy finished compost