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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 your choice of 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.   Tips to read before you reserve containers | Waste Station set-up example

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

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.

Cans & Bottles | Cans, Bottles & Cups | Organics Recycling | frame to attach to portable bins that holds signs indicating recyclables and organics 

Plastics Cups Sign | hanging sign to attach to portable recycling bins if your recycling service provider accepts plastics cups

Reserve for Your Next Event
Call 651.266.1199 to reserve your bins. Plan for a recycling and organics container to be next to each trash can to make recycling and trash disposal easier. It is recommended that you limit your number of trash and recycling stations.

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.

Other Reservation Options
If you live in or are holding an event in one of these cities or districts, you may contact them directly to reserve event recycling and organics containers | more information

Disposal Options

Where to Recycle the Bottles and Cans You Collect
You have 3 options:

    1. Arrange for pick-up service with a recycling service provider. A list of businesses can be found online at
    2. Transport your cans and bottles directly to:
      Advanced Disposal | 309 Como Ave., St. Paul, 55103 | 651.487.8546
    3. 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:

  1. Ask if your trash service or recycling service provider also collects organics for composting and can provide pick up service at your event.
  2. Transport your organics directly to:
    The Mulch Store (operated by SET, Inc) | Locations | 952.946.6999 |
  3. If you are collecting only 5 bags or less of organics, you can drop them off at a Ramsey County Yard Waste Collection Site (except Arden Hills) during regular hours.  Look for the "Organics Recycling" collection dumpster.
  4. If you are collecting more than 5 bags of organics, call ahead at 651.266.1199 for pre-approval.  Staff will direct you to a Ramsey County Yard Waste Collection Site that has sufficient capacity.

More Information on Recycling at Your Event
651.266.1199 | AskEH | Recycling Tips (pdf) | Organics Tips (pdf) | Organics Recycling Brochure | Event Planning | Guidelines for Vendors (pdf)


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