All trash collected in Washington County goes to the Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy Center
in Newport. There, it’s processed to recover metal for recycling and to produce a fuel used by Xcel to generate electricity.
By processing waste instead of landfilling it, the counties:
- Protect your groundwater
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions – the equivalent of taking 21,000 cars off the road each year
- Generate electricity – fuel produced at the R&E Center allows Xcel to produce enough electricity to power over 12,500 homes each year
- Ensure that waste is managed to protect health and the environment
Learn more at www.RecyclingandEnergy.org