What You Can Do To Stem The Rising Cost Of RecyclingDemand for commodities like paper, plastic and metals is fueling what some call a crisis, one which you might just see on your garbage bills.
Reward Upped To $1,500 Over Large Roadside Trash PileKEYC reports that the garbage first showed up along 470th Street near Highway 13 on June 6.
How To Dispose Of Christmas Trees In The MetroAs the holiday season comes to an end, it's time to clean up after Christmas, and for many families, that means figuring out how to dispose of your tree and decorations.
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.
Good Questions: Capitol Christmas Tree, Zoo Hibernation & Garbage Pick-UpWhat do they do with the Capitol Christmas tree after the season is over?
Good Question: Do Black Bears Have To Be Put Down?There are 10,000 – 15,000 black bears in the state of Minnesota. So it's no surprise that every once in a while one of them takes a detour into the cities. Angie Murad has been keeping up with the male black bear that's wandered through Savage, Burnsville, Eagan and likely close to her home in Apple Valley.
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.
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.
Study: Minnesotans Wasting More Food, PlasticMinnesotans 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.
How Sanitation Crews Clean Up The Fair DailyBetween the barns, the bathrooms and all the sticks left behind from fried food, there's a lot to clean up at the Minnesota State Fair. Once gates close at midnight, the workers have to get everything presentable again -- and it's no small job.
Good Question: Where Does Storm Water End Up?With all the ice and snow melting over the past few weeks, there has been plenty of water to wash away on our streets.
Recycling Up 400 Tons In Mpls. After Single-SortIn the first six weeks of single-sort recycling, Minneapolis saw an increase of nearly 400 tons' worth of recycled materials from the same period last year.