Ramsey County Environmental Health is excited to announce two new grant programs!
Public Entity Innovation Grant
This program was established to provide financial assistance to public entities for the purpose of creating and implementing innovative programs to increase source reduction and residential recycling efforts, initiate residential organic management programs, expand public space recycling, and address bulky waste management. Eligible applicants include municipalities, Independent School Districts, park boards, watershed districts, libraries and other public entities in Ramsey County. Public entities with creative ideas are encouraged to apply! For more information contact Rae Eden Frank | 651.266.1153
School Recycling Bin Grant
This program will provide recycling bins and containers for the purpose of increasing recycling in public K-12 schools in Ramsey County. Benefits from this program will include increased opportunities for source reduction, recycling, and organics management in schools. It will also create greater efficiency and potential cost savings for schools by developing a resource management approach to waste and recycling. For more information contact Joel Andersen | 651.266.1178
New Solid Waste Master Plan
Ramsey County’s new final Solid Waste Master Plan (pdf) has been approved by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. This plan sets policy direction and guides the County, municipalities, the waste-management industry and others in making decisions that protect public health and the environment, reduce a variety of risks, and stabilize the economics of waste management for residents and businesses.
Through a number of mechanisms (including focus groups, electronic and telephone surveys, interviews, meetings, and social media tools), residents, waste-management professionals and representatives of municipalities and other public entities provided input into the development of this plan. As result, the final plan reflects the needs of the broader community as well as the perspectives of County and state staff.
Ramsey County’s plan complements the Regional Solid Waste Master Plan (pdf). This multi-county plan, adopted by the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board in December 2011, provides overall vision and includes high-level regional and partnership strategies to enhance solid waste management in the coming years.
Recycle at Your Next Event
Set up recycling at your next temporary event! Ramsey County has can and bottle recycling containers available for loan. The containers are free to use and Ramsey County will provide assistance in setting up recycling service at the event. To reserve recycling containers, Ask EH | For more information on green events, visit GreenGatherings
Recycle your Old Electronics
Electronic items should be recycled! Electronic products containing a cathode ray tube (such as TVs and computer monitors) are banned from disposal with your garbage. A to Z Disposal Guide | RethinkRecycling.com