Hennepin Co. Seeks 50 Households For 'Zero Waste Challenge'If you’re steady recycler in Hennepin County who nevertheless is amazed at the amount of trash your household generates, then the county has a new initiative you’ll want to check out.
Old Electronics Replaced Over The Holidays? Recycle It!If you found a brand new electronic device under the Christmas tree this year, your next question is what to do with the old one.
Police: Post-Christmas Thieves Target Homes With Electronics Boxes In TrashSt. Paul Police has a new program that aims to ensure homeowners -- not burglars -- are the only ones who will enjoy those new Christmas gifts.
Good Question: Why Doesn't MN Offer Refunds For Recycling Bottles & Cans?If you take a close look at your cans and plastic bottles, you will notice that some states offer money back when recyclables are returned to a store or collection location. So, why is Minnesota not one of those states?
Good Question: What's Recyclable?Estimates range from 2% to 10% of what people consider residential recycling can’t be recycled. Plastic bags, like those from grocery stores, are the number one culprit. Ziploc, bread and newspaper bags also fall in that category.
Where Does Everything Go When The State Fair Ends?As soon as the festivities come to an end, the vendors start packing up and heading home. But what happens to all the excess supplies after the fair is over?
Target Field Becomes 'Trash Free'The Minnesota Twins are off to a good start this season, and now Target Field also has some bragging rights. The Twins say they now have the greenest ballpark in Major League Baseball. This comes after a partnership with a company called Eco Products in the effort to cut down on plastic.
Good Questions: Recycling, Sleet, Inflamed Vocal CordsEvery Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores recycling protocol, sleet vs. freezing rain, and why your voice gets lower when you're sick.
Minneapolis To Offer Organics RecyclingThe city of Minneapolis is rolling out organics recycling for those interested in the option. That means residents will be able to toss things like food scraps, chop sticks and pizza boxes into new, green-colored carts. What goes in those carts will be picked up on the same day as garbage, and some of the things that can be recycled can't be put in outdoor compost bins.
Good Questions: Plastic Recycling, Mileage Signs, LEGO StructuresGood Questions: Plastic Recycling, Mileage Signs, LEGO structures
Good Questions: Capitol Christmas Tree, Zoo Hibernation & Garbage Pick-UpWhat do they do with the Capitol Christmas tree after the season is over?
Next Year, Mpls. Will Have Curbside Organic Recycling The city of Minneapolis is getting one step closer to creating a Zero Waste city. Starting next year, the city will have curbside pickup for recycling organics.