Research and data

Recycling and composting

Waste composition comparisonResearch and data helps to prioritize solid waste management in Minnesota.


The annual SCORE report sums up the current state of recycling and waste diversion in Minnesota.

Beverage containers

A report to the Legislature on recommendations to increase recycling of beverage containers.

Curbside recycling

A survey of city and county recycling coordinators on residential curbside programs, seeking details on what is collected and how it is collected, with an emphasis on types of plastics.

School recycling

An evaluation on the costs of recycling and trash hauling services — and the impact expanding recycling may have on a school's budget.

Minnesota's recycling industry

The economic impact recycling has on Minnesota's economy.