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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 polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes or styrofoam, should not be placed in the recycling cart. You can look up specific items for recycling information.
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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 pickup days. You can also contact City staff at 651-638-2061 and they will mail out a new calendar.
Anything you placed out previously can be placed into the cart. Also, there are now new materials that Allied Waste will accept, including plastics 1, 2 and 5 (see the question on identifying plastics), pizzas boxes that have minimal grease and food, and milk and juice aseptic containers.
Materials that can be placed in the single-sort recycling cart:
Items that should not be placed in the recycling container:
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. See 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.
Ramsey County provides free drop-off sites for household hazardous waste like paint, oil, and other products. See their website or call 651-633-EASY(3279), which is available 24/7.
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 A to Z disposal guide.