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New Environmental Service Center coming soon
Ramsey County’s Environmental Service Center will open in Spring 2025! This new facility will make it easier for residents to reduce, reuse, repair and recycle. The existing mobile household hazardous waste collection sites will not continue after 2024. Read more. 

Many household products you use to clean your kitchen and bathroom, maintain your car and home, and control animals and insects contain hazardous materials. If a container has the words caution, warning, danger or poison on the label and still has product inside, it is considered hazardous and does not belong in the trash. Bring these items to Ramsey County's free household hazardous waste collection sites for safe disposal.

All empty containers, except propane tanks, may be placed in the trash.

All propane tanks (full or empty) can be brought to Ramsey County's free household hazardous waste collection sites for safe disposal.

Gas cans and other fuel containers will not be returned at mobile collection sites. Pick them up later at our year-round collection site in Saint Paul or use that site directly when dropping of gasoline.

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Collection Sites Days & Hours
Year-round site
Bay West
5 Empire Dr, Saint Paul

April - November
Tuesday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

December - March
Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

July mobile site - Arden Hills
1352 Ben Franklin Road
Arden Hills, MN 55112

Starts July 5

Fridays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

2024 mobile sites
August - Summit Hill (Saint Paul)
September - Saint Paul
October - Maplewood

Fridays and Saturdays
Closed: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

How to use collection sites

Items accepted

24/7 used oil and filter collection

Product Reuse Room

Free lead fishing tackle exchange

Other collection sites