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
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)
Recorded session worker health and safety (1 hour).
Collection of organics
Livestock carcass disposal
- Emergency livestock carcass disposal (wq-f6-07b)
- Industrial Solid Waste Management Plan: Generic conditions for the acceptance of carcasses or carcass ash waste (w-sw4-64)
- Map of landfills that could potentially accept livestock carcasses, with contact information
- More information about carcass disposal from the Minnesota Board of Animal Health
Reduce, reuse, recycle
With the stay-at-home order, some of us are finding more time to begin spring cleaning. But with most donation centers closed, what can you do?
During the COVID pandemic, you probably have many things to worry about. But it's still important to keep recycling. Here are answers to some your frequently asked questions.
Wondering if it's safe to use reusables? Here are some things to consider.
You may have noticed something missing at your local grocery store, the bins for plastic bags and film recycling. The program has been temporarily discontinued at some stores.