Baytown Township

Washington County, Minnesota
 

Baytown Township

Baytown Township has contracted with Maroney Sanitation, Inc. for full service curbside recycling.   651-439-7279 to get your recycling cart.

 
Maroney's has begun the process of switching everyone to single-sort recycling.  With this method of recycling, you will be provided a single 64 gallon cart with wheels and a green lid (pictured to the left).  All recycling materials can be placed in the cart loose and mixed.   
What gives?  A trash truck picked my recycling????
 
Did you see a garbage truck picking your recycling?  We are starting the process of changing to single-sort recycling as we mentioned in the article above.  One big change is we will be using the same type collection vehicles to collect both trash and recycling.  This does not mean we are trashing your recycling!  We are still bringing your recycling to a recycling center for separation.  And you still need to keep trash and recycling separate.  When we collect your trash, we bring it to the resource recovery facility in Newport, Minnesota.  When we collect your recycling, it goes to Recycle America in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  So, if you see a garbage truck taking your recycling, it is being hauled to a single-sort recycling center and recycled not trashed.
 


For more information on recycling visit the Washington County's website:

https://www.co.washington.mn.us/630/Disposal-Directory  

 

Disposal Directory for Recycling

To assist with Recycling your materials Washington County has a Disposal Directory that you can type in the name of the waste item and it will tell you how to recycle or dispose of the item.

The link is http://www.co.washington.mn.us/630/Disposal-Directory 

 

 

Recycle Your Electronics

Recycle Your Electronics -

Wondering why you have to bring TVs, laptops, and electronics to the Environmental Center?

Keep E-bike Batteries Out of the Trash - Call2Recycle's locater tool or the Disposal Directory on the Washington County website can assist in finding  a a collection site.  

Click on the link above for more information. 

Food Scrap Program Trial

Ramsey and Washington counties will roll out a new food scraps pick-up program in late 2022 and into 2023. The counties are seeking trial participants to help test the program’s user experience. Participation requires two virtual meetings and two weeks of collecting food scraps and taking photos and/or videos of that experience. Participants will receive a $150 Visa gift card as compensation. People from a variety of backgrounds (family size, age, race, etc.) who do or do not collect food scraps are invited to participate. Learn more and sign up.

 

 

 

"Be a Battery Hero" campaign

Batteries
Be a Battery Hero

 

Batteries can start fires if placed in the curbside trash or recycling. Additionally, some batteries are hazardous because they contain mercury, lead, cadmium, or silver. These metals are toxic and hazardous to the environment. It is illegal to put vehicle batteries and rechargeable batteries in the trash.

Remember: Anything that makes sounds, lights up, or turns on without being plugged in contains a battery.

With so many different kinds of batteries, it can be confusing to know how to dispose of batteries correctly. Washington County Environmental Center accepts ALL batteries for free recycling, including rechargeable, button, and alkaline batteries.

Learn more about the Be a Battery Hero campaign here.

How to dispose of your batteries
Do NOT put batteries of any kind into your trash or curbside recycling bin. Bring all batteries to the Environmental Center

How to safely store and transport your household batteries for drop off at the Environmental Center:

Place a small piece of clear packing tape over both the positive and negative ends of all rechargeable batteries. Using clear tape allows Environmental Center staff to identify the battery for proper sorting and recycling.
Place taped batteries in a plastic tub with a loose-fitting lid or in a clear plastic bag. Store the batteries in a cool, dry location that is out of reach of children until you are ready to recycle them.
Bring batteries to the Environmental Center for no charge.
If you cannot safely remove a battery from a device, bring the entire device to the Environmental Center.

For detailed information on battery management, including swollen or damaged batteries, visit the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s fact sheet.

For detailed information on common battery types and uses see the Be a Battery Hero campaign flier.

For additional disposal locations, visit the Washington County Disposal Directory.

Car Batteries
Non-hybrid vehicle batteries are accepted at the Environmental Center at no charge. Safely store and transport car batteries by placing them in a plastic tote or plastic lined box. Contact your retailer or car manufacturer for hybrid vehicle battery recycling instructions.

Washington County Environmental Center Open New Procedures

As some of you may have heard, Washington County has officially reopened their Environmental Center as of May 5, 2020. Below is some additional information that we wanted to pass along for you to share or answer questions that may come in.

The Environmental Center is now open. New drop-off procedures have been implemented to ensure the health and safety of staff and customers. These new procedures will result in longer wait times so we are asking customers to plan accordingly.

 

Food Scraps drop-off is now self-serve. Food scraps (organics) drop-off at the Environmental Center and Northern Yard Waste Site is now self-serve during normal operating hours. We are asking customers to practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from other customers during drop-off. See the website for details.

 

The Northern Yard Waste Site remains open. We are asking customers to practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from attendants and other customers during drop-off. See the website for details.

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Starting Saturday, March 28, the Washington County Environmental Center (WCEC) will close to comply with the Governor’s Stay at Home Directive. Hazardous waste, recycling, and food scraps (organics) drop-off services are suspended until further notice. Compost bin, rain barrel, and organics starter kit pickups are also suspended.

 

Residents are reminded that it is against the law to dispose of many household items in the trash (including propane tanks, aerosol cans, and flammable liquids) and are encouraged to follow the safe household hazardous waste storage tips provided on the WCEC website to store their material until service resumes.  Safe storage of these materials helps protect the safety of solid waste workers and the environment.

 

The Northern Yard Waste Site will continue to be open to public, during normal operating hours for  residents who want to drop-off yard waste and organics. Residents are reminded stay at least 6 feet away from attendants and other customers when visiting the county yard waste site.

 

Metropolitan Mosquito Control - Free Tire Pick-up

Abandoned tires make a great habitat for the kinds of mosquitoes that can spread disease. If you have a few old tires laying around, the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District (MMCD) might be able to help you recycle them. MMCD offers this service free of charge to individual non-commercial property owners. For more information, call MMCD at 651-645-9149.