Solid waste planning
Hennepin County is a national leader in waste reduction and recycling. To identify strategies for increasing recycling and minimizing landfilling, the county develops the Hennepin County Solid Waste Management Master Plan. The plan is developed to manage solid waste in accordance with the Waste Management Act and as required by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
The county also conducts research to support solid waste planning initiatives and produces an annual progress report with updates on achieving our recycling goals.