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MPCA has been using an online survey to gather information from materials recovery facilities (MRFs) in Minnesota about what they accept/don’t accept and what kind of contaminants are causing problems.

The data is used by the MPCA and the Recycling Education Committee (REC) to better direct communications efforts and education of residents. The REC is made up of hauler, city, county, state and MRF representatives from all over Minnesota. REC’s goal is to provide consistent, clear messages for residents and businesses across the state about what is and is not accepted in their recycling bins.

The survey tool is currently under review.