Resources during COVID- 19
Many typical options for disposal are temporarily unavailable due to stay at home orders. The below resources can be used at this time.
- It is always possible to contact your trash hauler to dispose of most items for a fee.
Search Ramsey County's comprehensive list of household items.
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Clothing, home goods, and furniture in good condition
|Some Salvation Army sites are still accepting materials. Visit satruck.org for open locations.||Free|
|All appliances||JR's Advanced Recyclers offer curbside pickup of all appliances. 651-454-9215||Fees vary|
|Large appliances, fitness equipment, and large e-waste (televisions, computer monitors)||Best Buy's curbside pickup recycling program (must have at least two large items)||Fees vary|
|Mattresses and box springs||Second Chance Recycling is still operating drop-off and pickup services.||Fees vary|
|Glass, cans, plastic containers #1,#2, #4, #5, , paper, cardboard, newspaper, magazines||Your curbside bin or cart
|Available to all residents|
|Household hazardous waste
Paint, old fertilizer, fluorescent light bulbs, etc.
(check each location for accepted items)
|Year-Round (5 Empire Drive, St. Paul) Seasonal (1352 Ben Franklin Drive, Arden Hills)
Ramsey Household Hazardous Waste
|Large cardboard||Advanced Disposal
309 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN 55103
|Available to all residents
|Prescriptions and unused medicines||Ramsey County Medicine Collection Program||Free|
|Used oil disposal||
Ramsey County Oil Dropoff Site
|Free and open 24/7|
Yard waste collection
Accepts leaves, grass clippings and non-woody plants (some sites accept trees)
|Various Locations in Ramsey County:
Arden Hills: 3530 Hudson Ave., Arden Hills, MN 55112
White Bear Township: 5900 Sherwood Rd, WBT, MN 55110
Electronic products containing a cathode ray tube (CRT), such as TVs and computer monitors, may not be placed in the garbage. Electronic products contain lead and other heavy metals which are harmful to human health and the environment.
Lead from CRTs is the largest single source of lead in Minnesota's municipal waste. Approximately 20% of each CRT is made up of lead; this is between 5-8 pounds of lead per unit. The ban will keep toxic lead and other recyclable components of electronics out of landfills. A number of retailers accept electronics for free or a small fee. Please refer to the Ramsey County A to Z Recycling Guide for a list of disposal options.
Call 651-633-3279 anytime, answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or check out RamseyRecycles.com