Study: Americans Doubling EPA Waste EstimateAmericans are apparently sending about twice as much garbage to landfills as the federal government has estimated. A new survey by Yale University found America tosses about five pounds of trash per person into landfills every day.
Volunteers Clean Up Lake MinnetonkaAn effort to clean up a popular Twin Cities lake is underway Saturday. Dozens of volunteers will comb the beaches and shoreline of Lake Minnetonka to pick up all the trash left behind from a busy summer of boating. They will also hand out garbage bags at boat launches to encourage boaters to recycle.
One Day Of Mississippi Clean Up Nets 5 Tons Of TrashOne of Minnesota's most treasured natural resources often becomes a dumping ground.
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.
MnDOT: Adopt A Highway Volunteers Save Minn. $7MVolunteers for Adopt a Highway saved the state of Minnesota roughly $7 million last year in cleaning costs, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT said volunteers with the program picked up 970,000 pounds of liter in 2014.
Winter Litterers Blamed For Millions In Road Clean-Up CostsMinnesota's early snow melt means a rapid start to a messy job this time of year -- picking up roadside trash.
Conservation Officers To Ice Anglers: Pick Up Your TrashThe officers who enforce Minnesota's fish and game rules have an order for ice anglers: Pick up your trash. Conservation officer Bret Grundmeier of Hinckley spends hours each season encouraging anglers to clean up after themselves. He says it's disappointing to find so much trash left behind.
Good Question: What Happens To All The Trash At The Mall Of America?Every year, 42 million people visit the more than 500 stores and restaurants at the Mall of America. Ultimately, that translates into an annual average about 10,000 tons of trash -- or about 28 tons per day.
Minneapolis To Start Yard Waste PickupThe snow's nearly gone, the mud is starting to dry out, and that means it's just about time to get rid of the yard waste left over from winter. The City of Minneapolis announced that their yard waste pickup will start up this week.
Single Sort Recycling Starts In St. Paul Recycling just got easier, and more inclusive, in St. Paul. Starting Monday, residents can put all recyclables into one bin for pickup. They can also recycle more plastics -- things like produce and deli containers, yogurt cups, and shampoo bottles.
Good Question: How Much Trash Is In The Oceans?Searchers looking for Malaysia Air Flight 370 haven't found any evidence of the plane yet, but they continue to get their hopes up when they see pieces of garbage and debris in the water. Yet, that can also add setbacks. Over the weekend, a promising lead turned out to be four orange cones. So, that had us wondering: how much trash is on our oceans?
Garbage Collector Finds Dead Body In FridleyA garbage collector working in Fridley, Minn. made a frightening discovery Monday morning. According to authorities, the garbage collector was removing trash on the 900 block of Hillwind Road NE and stumbled across the body of a deceased man in the garbage corral.