Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle this Holiday Season


Wondering what to do with your holiday wrapping paper, Christmas tree, or other seasonal items? See the information below to learn how to responsibly dispose of your items. *Information may vary depending on where you live and who your waste hauler is. St. Paul Bows and ribbons: Reuse! Christmas trees: Christmas trees can be taken […]

RAM Won a 2016 Environmental Initiative Award!


  We won the 2016 Partnership of the Year award from Environmental Initiative for our agricultural/marine plastics recycling project. The agricultural and marine plastics project serves two separate, very strong components of the business community throughout Minnesota. These entities, agricultural producers and the marine industry, utilize very similar plastic film products and face similar challenges […]

Jump start your spring gardening efforts

Compost Bin, Rain Barrels, Compost Pail and Birdhouse 2016

St. Paul, MN – Winter might not be an ideal time to start thinking about backyard gardening for green thumb enthusiasts, but it is a great time to get a jump start on waste reduction, gardening and water conservation efforts by setting up a compost bin or rain barrel at your home. This spring, the […]

New organics recycling rules in effect

Carver Co-Arboretum Demonstration Site

The new rules affect composting for backyard composters, small compost facility operators, and large-scale source separated organics facilities. These new rules will help guide the expansion and development of new organics recycling facilities in Minnesota and will help the state reach its 2030 goal for food waste and organics recycling. Right now food waste and […]

New business recycling requirements now in place


New business recycling requirements are now in place for most businesses and for sports facilities and stadiums.  Businesses and sports facilities are now required to recycle at least three types of materials. Examples of those materials include: Paper: Office paper, cardboard, newspaper etc. Glass: Container glass Plastic: #1 to 7 Metal: Cans, scrap, etc Organics: […]

RAM’s MIB expands again

MN Bev. Assoc. Check Presentation 12-9-14

Unique Convenience Store Recycling Program, Message in a Bottle™, to further expand in Twin Cities through innovative partnerships. “Where is the recycling bin?” was the common question that arose when Minnesotans were running errands, but residents of the metro area will have increased access to recycling when they stop to fill up at the gas […]

RAM Brings National Recycling Celebration to Minnesota

Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) Brings National Recycling Celebration to Minnesota RAM hosts Recycle Your Holidays collections beginning November 15 to celebrate America Recycles DaySM 2014 St. Paul, MN November 15, 2014 – On November 15 RAM will host a two and a half month collection event for recycling holiday lights statewide in Minnesota, joining […]