Ramsey County's Recycling Grants

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Saint Paul - Ramsey County Public Health provides a diverse range of services as it carries out its mission to improve, protect and promote public health. We do this through our federal and state mandates to:

  • prevent the spread of disease,
  • protect against environmental hazards,
  • prevent injuries,
  • promote and encourage healthy behaviors,
  • plan and respond to health emergencies, and
  • assure the quality and accessibility of health services.

The Environmental Health Section at Ramsey County administers a number of grants including a school bins grant, a public entity innovation grant and an internal county grants program.

Public Entity Innovation Grant
This program provides financial assistance to public entities for the purpose of creating and implementing innovative programs to increase source reduction and residential recycling efforts, initiate residential organic management programs, expand public space recycling and address bulky waste management. Eligible applicants include municipalities, Independent School Districts, park boards, watershed districts, libraries and other public entities in Ramsey County. Public entities with creative ideas are encouraged to apply! Deadline is ongoing through the end of 2014.

For more information about this program contact Rae Eden Frank at rachel.frank@co.ramsey.mn.us or 651.266.1153

School Recycling Bin Grant
This program provides recycling bins and containers for the purpose of increasing recycling in public K-12 schools in Ramsey County. Benefits from this program include increased opportunities for source reduction, recycling and organics management in schools. It will also create greater efficiency and potential cost savings for schools by developing a resource management approach to waste and recycling. Deadline is ongoing through the end of 2014.

For more information about this program contact Joel Andersen at joel.andersen@co.ramsey.mn.us or 651.266.1178

Both grant programs have an open and on-going window for applicants to apply.  We encourage potential grantees to apply before December 31.  

For more information about these grant programs visit http://www.co.ramsey.mn.us/ph/rt/education_and_resources.htm#grant-programs

For more information about Ramsey County Public Health visit http://www.co.ramsey.mn.us/ph/index.htm

Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health
Environmental Health
2785 White Bear Avenue North, Suite 350
Maplewood, MN 55109

Topic Areas: 
Environmental Health
Source Reduction
Target Audience: 
Grades Pre K-12
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
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