Where Does Our Trash Go?In 2017, Minnesotans got rid of almost 6 million tons of waste. Organics make up about 11 percent of waste. Recycling makes up 1/3 and trash makes up 55 percent.
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.
Fourth Of July Partiers Leave Big Mess On Lake MinnetonkaWhile it's fun to be out boating on the Fourth of July, the celebration left quite the mess behind on parts of Lake Minnetonka.
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.
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?