Technologies to Process MSW

The Request for Expressions of Interest (RFI) is being issued by the Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy Board (R&E Board) to solicit responses from companies with proven technologies to process mixed municipal solid waste (MSW).  

RFI response due date has been extended.  The RFI response is now due by 4:00 p.m. on September 22, 2016.  

Response to questions received during the RFI and supporting materials.  

Key Dates

  • Optional individual tours – week of Aug. 15, 2016
  • Questions due – 4 p.m. Aug. 24, 2016
  • Response to questions will be posted - 4 p.m. Aug. 31, 2016
  • EXTENDED - RFI responses due – 4 p.m. Sept. 22, 2016 

See RFI for complete details.  

Please send contact Jennefer Klennert with questions, to submit a response or schedule a tour.  

Relevant Research

The R&E Board has been evaluating alternative methodologies and scenarios for improving the environment, achieving their common vision to increase recycling and get the most value out of trash.  

The link below outlines the relevant research, reports and findings that support the R&E Board's decision to issue the RFI.  
A full list of supporting research, including summary, can be found on the Resources tab.  

Evaluation and Vision

Commissioners in Ramsey and Washington counties are seeing trash in a new way: As a resource to produce energy and nutrient-rich compost, to help make consumer products and to grow good jobs in our communities.

New technologies can help us get more value out of trash and food waste, while protecting the taxpayers of Ramsey and Washington counties, as well as the environment.  

Learn more about the evaluation process.