Recycling has become a widely adopted waste management practice in Minnesota. Statewide, businesses and organizations have many opportunities to recycle through public and private collection programs.
Increasing recycling of beverage containers. The Pollution Control Agency will submit a report to the Legislature on increasing recycling of beverage containers (January 2014).
Minnesota Recycling Markets Directory lists companies serving Minnesota that accept commercial quantities of recyclable materials.
Resourceful Waste Management Guide for the Twin Cities offers Metro Area businesses a smart approach to conserving natural resources. Their step-by-step approach can save you money throughout your workplace. From trimming waste disposal bills to reducing regulatory concerns, we'll help you focus on minimizing costs and improving profits.
MPCA's Recycling Market Development program helps start-up and expanding businesses in Minnesota develop uses for recycled materials by offering technical, financial and marketing assistance. Minnesota's recycling manufacturing industry is recognized as a national leader. In 2003, the industry supported more than 9,000 jobs and added $2.98 billion to the state's economy.
County recycling offices can offer local assistance to companies interested in getting started with recycling or enhancing an existing program.
Recycling is a good way to keep useful materials from going to waste in landfills or incinerators. Buying recycled-content products ensures that markets for the recovered materials are strong. The Minnesota Recycled Products Directory is a searchable database of quality recycled products made in Minnesota and vendors that carry them.