Solid waste

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to continue reducing environmental impacts and effectively managing materials. Efforts are underway to minimize disruptions as much as possible, and individual citizen and community support is essential.  

  • Keep preventing waste and reusing. 

  • Reduce contamination by recycling and composting correctly. 

  • Check with local businesses and city/county operators frequently as circumstances continue to change quickly. 

Worker health and safety

PDF icon COVID-19 Information for recycling and composting facilities (w-sw11-03)

This fact sheet outlines current information about COVID-19 and best practices for continuing operation of a solid waste facility during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Minn Dept. of Health and MPCA)

Collection of organics

Livestock carcass disposal

Reduce, reuse, recycle