New Brighton has a three year contract with Allied Waste to provide single-sort recycling for residents. Single-sort recycling allows residents to place all recycling material into one cart, the blue cart with a grey lid, and wheel the cart out for collection on the designated day. Below are some common questions and answers residents may have about the single-sort recycling program.
Anything you placed out previously can be placed into the cart. Also, there is now new materials that Allied Waste will accept including plastics 3-7(for information on identifying plastics check below), pizzas boxes that have minimal grease and food, and milk and juice aseptic containers. For a list of items that can be recycled and some that shouldn’t be, check below.
Each year residents receive a recycling calendar with all of their specific pickup days. If you don’t have a calendar you can use the recycling map which will show the pick up days. You can also contact city staff and they will mail out a new calendar.
Contact Republic Services if you don’t have a cart, need a larger or smaller cart, or have a problem with your cart. Republic Services can be reached by calling 952-941-5174. On your recycling pickup day place your cart at the end of your driveway or near the alleyway if you have an alley. The cart should be placed three feet away from other carts and objects so Allied trucks will be able to easily empty them.
Most solid waste haulers will provide a yard waste cart for a fee. Ramsey County provides free yard waste drop off sites for all county residents. Click here for information on the free county drop off sites. You can also call the Ramsey County recycling hotline at 651-633-EASY(3279), which is available 24/7.
Republic Services now accepts all types of clean plastic containers. Any plastic containers in the home should be rinsed and then placed into the recycling cart. The caps can be left on the containers. Large plastic items, like PVC pipes or styrofoam, should not be placed in the recycling cart. For more information from Republic Services about plastics recycling please click here.
Televisions and computer monitors, along with many other electronic devices, have significant amounts of hazardous materials in them and cannot be placed in your regular garbage can. Best Buy stores will accept television and other electronic devices. New Brighton’s Clean-Up Day is another way to properly dispose of these items. New Brighton’s Clean-Up Day usually occurs the 2nd Saturday in May. Check your mail for the New Brighton Clean-Up Day flyer in April. Another resource for disposing of these items is the Ramsey County AtoZ disposal guide. Click here to be connected with the AtoZ disposal guide.
Magazines and Catalogues
Junk Mail and Envelopes
Office/School Papers – colored paper also!
Boxboard – cereal, cake, and cracker boxes
Brown Paper Bags – grocery type
Tin and Steel Cans – please rinse them
Glass Jars and Bottles
Plastic Milk Jugs and Containers
Plastic Containers – #’s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, please rinse them, caps can be left on
Aseptic Juice and Milk Boxes & Containers
No food waste, garbage, or yard waste
No food tainted items – used paper plates, towels, or napkins
No egg cartons
No ice cream cartons
No aluminum foil
No aerosol cans
No hazardous waste – CFL light bulbs, oil, paint, or chemicals
New Brighton’s Clean-Up Day. Bulky items, hazardous waste, televisions, couches, mattresses, and any other items you may have around the home will be accepted at the New Brighton Clean-Up Day. The Clean-Up Day usually occurs the 2nd Saturday in May. Check your mail in April for the flyer.
Home & Yard disposal options, including backyard composting information, for Ramsey County residents available by clicking here.
Ramsey County A to Z Disposal site has information on how to get rid of many items. Check the web site out by clicking here.
Asbestos removal information available by clicking here.
Rethink Recycling has a lot of great information about waste reduction and recycling. Click here to Rethink Recycling.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding recycling, please contact New Brighton’s Recycling Coordinator, Scott Gigrich at 651-638-2061.
Ramsey County Resources
Ramsey County Recycling & Disposal Hotline
651-633-EASY(3279) answered 24/7!
Rethink Recycling Resources
A wealth of information about recycling, TV and electronic waste disposal, and going green is available at this link.
Rethink Recycling Resources
Buy a Compost Bin – Save $20. The Recycling Association of Minnesota is selling compost bins for $64 + tax this year. Ramsey County residents can get an additional $20 off! To receive the discounted price, order online at RecycleMinnesota.org and enter promo code “Ramsey”. Or call 651-641-4589 and mention that you are a Ramsey County resident. Pick up your pre-ordered bin on April 28 in Maplewood. Find additional dates and locations at RecycleMinnesota.org.
Reducing the amount of waste you generate and getting a smaller cart from a hauler will save you money. It will also limit the amount of waste heading to a landfill. When you choose a garbage company, you should think about the amount of waste you generate and be sure to only get the size cart you believe you will need.
New Brighton residents are responsible for handling their own solid waste. However, residents may not store, burn, or bury trash or garbage waste on their property. Residents can either choose a hauler from the list below or haul it on their own to a transfer station like Veolia Environmental.
Your Service Provider
Some offer special pick-ups. Call them to find out.
Electronics and TV’s are made of toxic materials and are not permitted to be placed in the regular garbage. Best Buy will take some TV’s sets and other electronic devices. Call to make sure they will take the item before bringing it to a local store.
You can also take Electronics and TV’s to the New Brighton Clean-Up Day, which is usually the 2nd weekend in May, in order to properly dispose of them. Check your mail in April for the Clean-Up Day flyer.
Yard waste can be disposed of for free at Ramsey County yard waste sites. Click here for information on hours and locations.
Household hazardous waste like car oil, paint, fluorescent light bulbs, and other harmful chemicals should never be placed in the trash. Ramsey County provides free household hazardous waste drop-off sites for county residents. Click here for information on the locations and times of the household hazardous waste sites.
Other options: A to Z Disposal Guide
You can find lots of information on how to properly dispose of electronic and other items by checking the Ramsey County A-to-Z disposal guide. Click here to check out the Ramsey County AtoZ disposal guide. Another resource for electronic waste disposal is the Rethink Recycling website. To visit Rethink Recycling click here.
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