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Resources for Educators
The Department of Public Health and Environment loans out learning kits to help educators and community group leaders teach about composting, recycling, and the trash problem and solutions. To reserve a kit, contact PHE@co.washington.mn.us or call 651-430-6655.
Teach about nature's way of recycling through decomposition and composting. View the Composting Education Kit Guidebook.
Teach about the recycling process and show examples of recycled products. Read the Recycled Products Kit Guidebook. Due to recent changes in the recycling and waste markets some of the information in this toolkit is outdated. We are working to update our education resources to reflect these changes.
Teach about the garbage problem and waste reduction. See more about the Trash Trunk Guidebook. Due to recent changes in the recycling and waste markets some of the information in this toolkit is outdated. We are working to update our education resources to reflect these changes.
Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy Center Virtual Tour
All trash from residents and businesses in Ramsey and Washington counties is delivered to the Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy Center in Newport, where it is processed to recover value.
Interested in taking a peek inside the Recycling & Energy Center? Click here to take a virtual tour.