Recycling & Trash Collection Frequently Asked Questions

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Whatever your question, your hauler, your city and Ramsey County are here to help.

Use the guide below to learn who to contact with trash or recycling questions. This guide is intended for Ramsey County residents only.

At a glance

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Contact your city

Contact your city:

  • To find out who collects recycling and trash (if you are in a house).
  • For questions about city-sponsored programs, like clean-up days, shredding events or bulky waste programs.

Contact your hauler

Contact your trash or recycling hauler:

  • With questions about pickup schedules.
  • If you have a missed pickup, need a new cart, or have a hauling complaint.
  • When you don’t know if an item is accepted in curbside recycling (or if Ramsey County couldn’t assist).
  • For a bulky waste trash pickup.

Contact Ramsey County

Contact Ramsey County:

  • With general trash and recycling questions, like “How do I get rid of this?” or “Can I recycle this?”
  • With questions about our collection programs (food scraps, household hazardous waste, yard waste and medicine collection).

Still not sure?

If you're still unsure, start with Ramsey County's 24/7 Recycling & Disposal Hotline (language services available). Call 651-633-EASY (3279).

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Can I recycle this item?

Trash/recycling not picked up?

How do I set up trash/recycling services?

How do I get rid of a bulky item?