Designation Planning

The Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy Board and its member counties have begun the process to amend its Solid Waste Master Plans and create designation plans. The designation process is estimated to take 18 months.  


Draft Ordinances

*Changes Key: blue = new language, red = deleted language, green = moved

What is Waste Designation?  

Waste designation is the term used in Minnesota law that allows the counties to enact an ordinance (aka regulatory tool) that requires all or a portion of solid waste to be delivered to a designated waste management facility. Sometimes called “flow control,” waste designation can be put into place after a thorough planning process that is approved by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).

Designation relates to what happens to waste after it is collected – it does not affect who collects trash, or when it is collected.

Implementation of waste designation details can be found here.  

Relevant Resources

This page will be updated throughout the process to provide interested parties updated information, input opportunities, and link to relevant research.  

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