State Resource Recovery Program Recommendations Report
The state as a leader in waste and toxicity reduction, reuse, recycling, promotion of environmentally preferable products, and resource conservation
In this report, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Department of Commerce offer recommendations to the state’s Resource Recovery Program and will show stakeholders that Minnesota state government is willing to examine its record as:
- a waste manager, a recycler, reducer, and reuser of discarded materials
- an environmental manager through its environmentally preferable procurement practices
- a resource and energy consumer and a generator of various types of waste
- a role model for compliance with resource recovery laws, policies, and guidelines
The Department of Administration seeks continual improvement in efforts to reduce waste, recycle, and implement environmentally preferable purchasing.
Staff from the MPCA and Department of Commerce are available to assist the Department of Administration in implementation of the recommendations contained in this report.
Legislative charge: Minn. Stat. § 115A.15
MPCA issues reports each even-numbered year.
- 2010 State Resource Recovery Program Recommendations Report
- 2008 State Resource Recovery Program Recommendations Report
- 2006 State Resource Recovery Program Recommendations Report
- 2004 State Resource Recovery Program Recommendations Report
- 2000 State Resource Recovery Program Recommendations Report
The Solid Waste Policy Report is done every odd-numbered year. It provides an analysis of the status of the state's solid waste system, and makes recommendations regarding policies, improvements and research.
The annual Reports on SCORE Programs present data and analysis on Minnesota's solid waste and recycling programs for the calendar year.
In 2002-2003, a two-phase research project assessed the state Resource Recovery Office operations in hopes of making long-term improvements in operational efficiency that could reduce costs and sustain the program.