Recycling and composting

Recycling and composting add significant value to Minnesota’s economy while protecting our environment. According to a Statewide Waste Composition study, approximately 75 percent of Minnesota trash is made up of paper, plastic, metal, glass, organics, and other materials that could be collected for recycling. That equals to about 1.2 million tons of recyclable materials thrown away every year worth $285 million.


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Published: November 29, 2017