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Ramsey County Solid Waste Management Master Plan

The Ramsey County Solid Waste Management Master Plan (Master Plan) is a policy-based community “blueprint” for the solid waste system that supports healthy people, a healthy economy and a healthy environment.

The Master Plan guides how we reduce waste, increase recycling and divert waste from landfills and outlines how we work with residents, businesses and partners to meet state and county goals.

Per Minnesota statute, county master plans and revisions to the plans are submitted to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for approval in response to the MPCA’s Solid Waste Management Policy Plan (Policy Plan) direction. The plans are written with a 20-year vision and updated every six years. 

The Ramsey County Solid Waste Management Master Plan 2018-2038 was adopted by the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners on October 10 and has been forwarded to the MPCA for approval.

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Pending final approval from the MPCA, the Solid Waste Management Master Plan 2018-2038 will go into effect in 2018.

Focus of the plan

2017 master plan timeline

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