Waste

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Pesticide Collection Program Makes Gains In 2014

An effort by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has kept 58,000 pounds of unwanted and unused pesticides out of the environment.

09/23/2014

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New Mercury Law For Minnesota Begins Friday

Makers of thermostats that contain mercury will now be taking on greater responsibility for keeping their products out of the garbage and sewer system, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced Tuesday.

07/29/2014

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State Fines Crow Wing County Landfill $12,000

The Crow Wing County Landfill has paid a $12,000 fine for accepting and improperly disposing of 15 barrels of flammable liquid hazardous waste. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says the hazardous waste accepted by the landfill in November 2012 posed a potential threat to human health.

03/06/2014

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Study: Minnesotans Wasting More Food, Plastic

Minnesotans are throwing away more food and more plastic these days. And that’s discouraging to officials who say valuable resources are being wasted that could create jobs if they were recycled instead.

11/18/2013

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Big Parties In Duluth Area Now Need Recycling Bins

Throwing a big party in Duluth? Don’t forget the recycling containers.

04/08/2013

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Could Rochester Be The 1st All-Recycled City?

Let’s face it: Americans produce a lot of garbage.

02/27/2013

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Now That’s A Toilet

Check out this new model of a toilet that has been invented by those working for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

08/17/2012

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Police: Couple Charged With Child Neglect

Dakota County investigators have charged a Burnsville couple with child neglect.

03/15/2011

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