Whether you're hosting a block party, graduation, family reunion, or other gathering, make it a green event! Consider using recycling and organics containers to reduce waste. These portable containers collapse for transport and come with custom signage and bags that attach to the assembled frame. Containers are loaned at no cost to Ramsey County residents and organizations for any temporary gathering.
Types of Recycling Containers
The following types of recycling containers are available for loan at no cost.
Standard Recycling Container | portable bin to collect bottles & cans | can be used with base
Organics Container | portable bin to collect food waste & non-recycled paper | can be used with base
2-in-One Container | portable bin to hold 2 bags (interchangeable for recyclables, organics & trash)
3-in-One Container | portable bin to hold 3 bags (interchangeable for recyclables, organics & trash)
Side Kick Recycling Container | frame & bag that attaches to a trash cart to collect bottles & cans
Base | flat plastic base to place under recycling & organic bins to catch any spills and provide extra stability (recommended for outdoor and windy conditions)
For large events, consider displaying signs at your trash and recycling stations. The following options are available at no cost.
Signage | frame to attach to portable bins that holds signs indicating recyclables, organics or trash
Banner | 10' foot vertical outdoor banner to promotes bottle, can & cup recycling
Reserve for Your Next Event
Place a recycling and organics container next to each trash can to make recycling and trash disposal easier. It is recommended that you limit your trash and recycling stations.
Online order form (pdf) | Call 651.266.1179
If you are having trouble submitting your form, please:
complete the online order form
save the form
fax form to 651.266.1177
Container Pick-Up and Drop-Off Location
Saint Paul - Ramsey County Public Health, Environmental Health Office
| Third Floor | Reception Area |2785 White Bear Avenue North, Suite 350, Maplewood, MN 55109 |
8:00 am - 3:30 pm | map it
Please remember to wipe down the recycling and organics containers to remove all sticky residue before returning.
Where to Recycle the Bottles and Cans You Collect
You have 3 options:
- Arrange for pick-up service with a recycling service provider. A list of businesses can be found online at RethinkRecycling.com.
- Transport your cans and bottles directly to:
Advanced Disposal | 309 Como Ave., St. Paul, 55103 | 651.487.8546
- If you collected a small amount of bottles and cans, recycle them at home in your curbside recycling bin.
Where to Compost the Organics You Collect
Here are 3 options:
Ask if your trash service or recycling service provider also collects organics for composting and can provide pick up service at your event.
If you only collected a small amount of organics, contact Ramsey County at 651.266.1199 for other options.
More Information on Recycling at Your Event
651.266.1199 | AskEH | Recycling Tips (pdf) | Organics Tips (pdf) | Green Gatherings
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