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Organics Recycling
Organics recycling bin at a yard waste collection site

Organics recycling includes things like food scraps and non-recyclable paper (tissues, paper towels, etc.)

Recycling your food scraps and other organic waste returns essential nutrients to the soil and improves soil health. Organics recycling includes things like food scraps and non-recyclable paper (tissues, paper towels, etc.)

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Pick up a free organics recycling starter kit!

Ramsey County offers a free starter kit for residents who want to participate in the organics recycling program. The kit includes a small kitchen caddy, compostable bags and tips for success.

Pick one up at one of our yard waste sites listed below or at a Ramsey County Library or Saint Paul Library while supplies last.

Collection site hours and locations

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

December - March
Monday - Friday: 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 and Christmas Day.

View recycling and waste collection sites map

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Collection Site Address
Arden Hills
Yard Waste Site
3530 Hudson Ave, Arden Hills
Battle Creek
Yard Waste Site
389 S. Winthrop St, Saint Paul

Como Park

1149 Beulah Lane, Saint Paul
Open year-round, 24/7

Frank and Sims
Yard Waste Site
1150 Sims Ave, Saint Paul
Midway
Yard Waste Site
1943 Pierce Butler Rt, Saint Paul
Mounds View
Yard Waste Site
8307 Long Lake Rd, Mounds View
Saint Anthony 3301 Silver Lake Rd. NE, Saint Anthony
Open year-round, 24/7 
Summit Hill
Yard Waste Site
870 Pleasant Ave, Saint Paul
White Bear Township
Yard Waste Site
5900 Sherwood Rd, White Bear Township
Maplewood

2100 White Bear Ave., Maplewood
Open year-round, 24/7 

Vadnais Heights 3595 Arcade St N, Vadnais Heights 
Open year-round, 24/7 
COMING SOON New Brighton, Roseville

How to recycle organics

Accepted items

Backyard composting