Recycling and Garbage

Learn More About Recycling in New Brighton

Update: For the safety and well-being of residents and employees and due to potential site-access issues, Ramsey County has closed its household hazardous waste collection sites and certain yard waste sites for the weekend. These sites will be closed May 29, May 30 and May 31.

Household hazardous waste collection sites closed include:

The Fall Clean Up Day is still being planned for Sept. 19th.  Check back for more details.

UPDATE: Recycling services are still being provided. Please follow your regular pick-up schedule.

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.

Report an issue or concern about recycling online: 


Learn More About Garbage Collection in New Brighton

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.

Report an issue or concern about garbage collection online:


UPDATE: Our year-round pick-up option for compost bin sales has been suspended in order to follow CDC and Minnesota Department of Health guidance on social distancing. However, our May 2, 2020 distribution event is still scheduled. Residents should remain in their vehicles, and staff will place the compost bin in their trunk. This allows residents and staff to follow social distancing guidance.

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 and enter promo code “Ramsey”.  Or call 651-641-4589 and mention that you are a Ramsey County resident. Find additional dates and locations at

What to learn more about recycling and how you can participate more at home and work?  This website has educational information and videos about recycling.  Lean More.

Organics Recycling

Ramsey County has notified us that all of their food scraps collection sites, including the site in New Brighton, will continue to operate and the material collected will continue to be composted until further notice. Please continue to drop off your food scraps.

The site is located at the end of the cul-de-sac on 5th St. NW outside of the Public Works garage at 700 5th St. NW.