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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Ramsey County Service Delivery, Web Resources, Yard Waste and Recycling Updates

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Ramsey County has several updates in its service delivery, yard waste and recycling operations due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Ramsey County Service Delivery Redesign

Ramsey County is implementing a new service delivery model. If you need help or more information, you can contact Ramsey County’s Customer Contact Center at 651-266-8500.
Ramsey County’s office phone lines are open during regular hours. If you receive a busy signal or message when calling, it’s because of the heavy cell phone call volume in the Twin Cities metro area.


Ramsey County Unveils New Website with COVID-19 Information

Visit the Ramsey County COVID-10 website for information for businesses disrupted by shutdowns, workers facing unemployment and health resources for those feeling ill.


Yard Waste and Recycling Updates

Yard Waste

Ramsey County Yard Waste Sites are open, including the Arden Hills site, as follows: M, W, F, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; T and Th Closed; S, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..; Su 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The CDC and MDH recommend keeping six feet of space between yourself and others when visiting the sites. 

Master Gardeners’ Booths

Master Gardeners’ booths at county yard waste sites have been postponed, as a part of the county’s COVID-19 response.

Compost Bin Sale

The year-round pick-up option for compost bin sales has been suspended in order to follow CDC and Minnesota Department of Health guidance on social distancing. However, the May 2, 2020 distribution event is still scheduled. Residents should remain in their vehicles, and staff will place the compost bin in their trunk. This allows residents and staff to follow social distancing guidance. 

Event Recycling Containers

The lending program for temporary recycling containers has been suspended.  

Fix-It Clinics

The March, April, May and June Fix-it Clinics have been canceled.

Food Scraps Collection

Food Scraps Collection sites are open at this time. Please follow the social distancing guidance recommended by the CDC and Minnesota Department of Health if more than one person is dropping off food scraps at the same time. The CDC and MDH recommend keeping six feet of space between yourself and others. 

Household Hazardous Waste

The Product Reuse Center at the year-round site at 5 Empire Drive in Saint Paul is currently closed. However, Household Hazardous Waste collection will continue. See site map. Residents should remain in their vehicles to allow residents and staff to follow social distancing guidance. 

Household Recycling

Recycling services are still being provided. Please follow your regular pick-up schedule. For more information, contact your city or your recycling service provider. 

Medicine Collection

Medicine collection sites are open at this time with the exception of North St. Paul and White Bear Lake. The CDC and MDH recommend keeping six feet of space between yourself and others, if more than one person is dropping off unwanted medicine at the same time. 

Radon

The radon testing kit program has been suspended. 

Reuse and Donation Resources

Due to the COVID-19 response, store hours and policies may have temporarily changed. Please contact businesses directly for accurate, up-to-date information. Visit the Reuse and Donation Resources webpage.


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