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PH Logo Ramsey County Going Green:  Inside and Out


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We strive to create a healthy, safe environment for all people to live, work and play.  Find out what Ramsey County is doing to go green inside and out!

More Value Less Trash
The Ramsey/Washington County Resource Recovery Project is seeking public input on its ideas under consideration to get more value from trash, while protecting the environment and taxpayers, and growing jobs. Learn more at

Recycle in the Great Outdoors
Summer is a great time to visit Ramsey County’s beaches, parks, golf courses, off-leash dog areas, trails, and open spaces. Visitors enjoying beverages while outdoors can use hundreds of recycling bins provided by Ramsey County Parks and Recreation. Learn more about the benefits of recycling in Ramsey County’s outdoor spaces.

Why Green? Understanding Your Customers
“Green” and “sustainable” have been popular buzzwords for years, but what does that mean when it comes to consumer behavior? It’s easy to write off recycling and waste reduction as trendy consumer fads, but consumers are your customers – at restaurants, shops and even at businesses-to-business companies. Read more at the BizRecycling Blog or contact us at or 651-266-1199.

Health Impact Assessment along the Gateway Corridor
Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health has partnered with the Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment in an initiative designed to inform decision-making and ensure that impacts on health are factored into the planning process for the Gateway Corridor.

The Gateway Corridor is a proposed bus rapid-transit (BRT) line in the Twin Cities that runs along I-94 and connects urban and suburban communities with corporate campuses, educational and commercial centers, and recreational destinations. The Health Impact Assessment (HIA) will build on information gathered for the environmental impact statement to consider health determinants along the corridor and develop tools for agencies to implement land-use decisions around stations that promote health policies.

The HIA relies heavily on targeted community engagement to obtain input into the selection of health indicators that reflect priority health issues to be addressed in the assessment, and is slated for completion in late 2015.  Learn more about the project at The Gateway Corridor: HIA. If you have questions, contact Cheryl Armstrong at

Where to Find Us Online
Ramsey County has upgraded its online presence to make it easier for residents to access information about its services. At find quick links to household hazardous waste, yard waste, and organics programs, plus the A to Z Recycling & Disposal Guide. Green Ramsey, Environmental Health’s social media platform, has been rolled into Ramsey County’s Facebook and Twitter so residents can access more information in one place.

Find us at and, #ramseyrecycles. As always, residents can call 651-633-EASY (3279) to get the same information about Environmental Health services from a live person, available 24/7.

Save Money. Save the Environment.
Do you have an item you no longer want? Is it in good condition? Find options in Ramsey County’s updated Reuse & Donation Guide for reusing, donating or selling your stuff. Go to and share this resource!

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