The Food Scraps Pickup Program is currently available to all residents of the following municipalities:

  • Ramsey County: Maplewood and North St. Paul
  • Washington County: Cottage Grove, Grey Cloud Island Township, Landfall, Newport, Oakdale, St. Paul Park and Woodbury

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Phased Rollout Process

The Food Scraps Pickup Program is in the process of rolling out to all Ramsey and Washington County residents. The Food Scraps Pickup Program model has not been implemented at this scale before. While the Food Scraps Pickup Program is rolling out, only residents in cities where the program is available will have their food scrap bags sorted. The proposed program rollout schedule is subject to change.

The Food Scraps Pickup Program has been tested with a limited number of households. This test was referred to as the program pilot and began in April 2023. Residents that participated in the pilot had the opportunity to provide feedback regarding their experience with the program. Residents that signed-up for the Food Scraps Pickup Program in the pilot will not need to sign up again to continue participating in the program.

Residents in communities who are not yet eligible to participate in the food scraps pickup program can use the counties’ food scraps drop-off sites to recycle food scraps. Food scrap drop-off sites will continue to be available to residents as the program rolls out.