Batteries Will No Longer Be Accepted In Minneapolis RecyclingOfficials say they are ending the collection for the safety of all involved.
Lithium Ion Batteries Causing Problems At Twin Cities Recycling CentersIn an instant, lithium ion batteries can destroy a device. Used in everything from key fobs to greeting cards, it's the batteries in vape pens Hennepin County is worried about.
Some Minnesota Counties Invest In Long-Term Recycling ModelSeveral counties in northwestern Minnesota are betting that recycling more and burning any remaining trash will be cheaper in the long run than burying everything that's thrown away.
Police: Thieves Breaking Into Homes Based On Items In RecyclingSt. Paul police are warning residents to be careful what they throw in recycle bins.
Post-Holiday Recycling: The Dos And Don'tsThe presents have been opened, the wine has been consumed and the lights have gone out.
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.
Recycle Across America Labels Help Simplify, Increase RecyclingNine years ago, when she founded Recycle Across America, Mitch Hedlund's idea to increase U.S. recycling rates seemed too simple to work.
Kroger Phasing Out Single-Use Plastic Bags In All Stores By 2025The nation’s largest grocery chain will be plastic-bag free at all of its nearly 2,800 stores by 2025.
With So Much Online Shopping, How Much Cardboard Are We Using?Waste Management says it has seen a 20 percent increase in the amount of cardboard in its recycling stream.
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?