ReUSE Minnesota works to document the environmental impacts of the reuse, repair, and rental industry.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Avon Plastics Quix Interlocking Tile
Better Futures Minnesota
By the Yard
Carver-Scott Master Recycler/Composter program
City of Saint Paul
Dakota County Master Recycler/Composter program
Friends of the Mississippi River
Goodwill -Easter Seals Minnesota
Hennepin County Master Recycler/Composter program
At the MPCA, we take our work seriously. Some of us even take our passion for reducing waste and reuse to the State Fair. Check out our blue-ribbon prize-winning staff attorney.
What can you see and do
Enter our prize drawings. Several Minnesota companies have donated products made from recycled materials or durable packs made to last for generations.
Paul Bunyan for textile reuse. Paul has found his voice, and he's got some thoughts to share about tackling textile trash. Minnesotans throw away nearly 12 grocery carts full of clothing and other textiles every minute. A lot of that material can be repaired, reused, or recycled. Our Paul Bunyan stands 15 feet tall, decked out in an outfit made entirely out of re-used textiles. Be like our trusty Paul Bunyan—fashionable and sustainable!
The Repair for Reuse Room. Get a hands-on reuse experience! Our craft/hobby room provides a space for both the seasoned repair person and the new DIYer to sharpen their skills. Activities change daily and include: the opportunity to put together your own basic sewing kit; learn basic hand sewing; identify tools and learn their uses; find out about outdoor gear repair; get into bike repair; and understand what happens when you get rid of your old computers.
Saturday specials: Fairgoers can upcycle t-shirts into reusable grocery bags. Plus Fix-it clinics with info on common repairs.
Daily demonstrations by fixit experts at 10am-Noon, 12:30-2:30pm, 3-5pm, and 5:30-7:30pm.