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Hennepin Co. Residents Recycle More In 2012

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(credit: Mayor R.T. Rybak)

(credit: Mayor R.T. Rybak)

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thanks to significant improvements in waste reduction and recycling programs, residents of Hennepin County increased their recycling efforts to 43 percent in 2012.

Last year, the county implemented a Solid Waste Management Master Plan, outlining the county’s strategies to meet new recycling goals of 48 percent by 2015 and 65 percent by 2030.

Since the first year under this plan, progress has been made in the amount of recycling in curbside programs (including the new one-sort recycling efforts), working with schools to enhance recycling and organics collection and expanding recycling options at events and parks — to name a few.

For more on the recycling efforts and programs, click here.

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