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NineNorth Spotlight: Ramsey County Electronics Recycling

Electronic Recycling

Repowered is a facility in St. Paul that is is open for Ramsey County residents to drop off electronics waste at no cost. Repowered is an industry leader in electronics recycling and refurbishing. One of the largest collectors of e-waste in the state of Minnesota. Repowered prides itself on providing jobs and training for persons facing barriers to employment.

Repowered worker helps refurbish computer parts
Ramsey County’s program with Repowered provides:
    • No-cost electronic recycling for Ramsey County residents (no businesses)
    • Provide data destruction services
    • Screen equipment for reuse potential
    • Recycling and proper disposal of unusable e-waste

E-Waste Statistics

  • 50 million tons of e-waste are generated globally each year.
  • More than 266 million pounds of e-waste is generated in Minnesota every year but less than a quarter of that is being captured for recycling.
  • In 2023, Ramsey County’s e-waste collection program alone received almost 800,000 lbs. of e-waste.
  • E-waste contains recyclable metals.  There is potential to recover 3 billion dollars worth of metals in Minnesota’s e-waste stream each year. – Ramsey County electronics recycling program information. – Residents can look up any type of waste on this site and learn how to dispose of it. – information on the future Environmental Service Center. – Repowered website.
Ramsey County disposal hotline is 651-633-EASY (3279)
Please do note that Repowered is a private business, and their work encompasses more than the Ramsey County electronics recycling program. The county contracts with Repowered to provide electronics recycling to Ramsey County residents.

Recorded March 13, 2024