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Safely dispose of unwanted, expired, and unused medicines for free at a one of the six public drop boxes in Ramsey County. This year-round collection program helps prevent crime and protects the environment. Storing unwanted, expired, and unused medicines can lead to drug abuse or poisoning, and medicines flushed down the drain or disposed of in the trash can harm the environment. For more information, visit
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For a detailed list of what is and is not recyclable, refer to the
Recycling is picked up every other week. For a schedule of weeks recycling will be picked up, please consult the
The Township is divided into zones which determine the day of your pick-up. To find out what your collection day is, view our
Pick-up service will resume the day following a holiday and continue one day off the regular schedule through the end of the week. For the current holiday schedule, please visit our
Holiday trees will be picked up by Republic Services at no additional charge on your garbage day during the first two full weeks in January. For holiday lights, there is a program called Recycle Your Holidays. For more information, visit our
There is no municipally administered garbage or recycling collection service for businesses in White Bear Township. Businesses are free to select from any garbage/recycling hauler licensed to provide commercial service in the Township.
For helpful information regarding business recycling, please visit our
There is no municipally administered recycling collection service for multi-unit complexes in White Bear Township. It is required that property owners of any multi-unit dwelling, like senior living communities or apartment complexes, provide occupants with the opportunity to recycle. Call White Bear Township at 651-747-2750 if this service is not available.
For more information and free resources to set up recycling in your apartment, check out the
Clear Stream Containers are available at the Township's Offices. Whether you're hosting a block party, graduation, family reunion, or other gathering, make it a green event! Find out how to sign up for this service, and find other event recycling resources, on our
Electronic products containing a cathode ray tube (CRT), such as TVs and computer monitors, may not be placed in the garbage. Electronic products contain lead and other heavy metals which are harmful to human health and the environment.
Lead from CRTs is the largest single source of lead in Minnesota's municipal waste. Approximately 20% of each CRT is made up of lead; this is between five to eight pounds of lead per unit. The ban will keep toxic lead and other recyclable components of electronics out of landfills. A number of retailers accept electronics for free or a small fee.
For a list of locations that recycle electronics near you, visit