The Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy Board, formally known as the Ramsey/Washington County Resource Recovery Project, took a significant step towards improving the environment and achieving their common vision to increase recycling and get the most value out of trash by purchasing the Facility in Newport on December 31, 2015.  The Facility, now named the Recycling & Energy Center (R&E Center), shreds trash collected from homes and businesses to create fuel for energy.  

The R&E Board launched the BizRecycling to provide business located in Ramsey County or Washington County grant funding and technical assistance to enhance or start recycling and organics collection programs.