The quest for zero waste
In 2015, 46 percent of waste generated in Hennepin County was diverted to inorganic recycling or organics recycling. That’s a five percent increase since 2010, but we’re looking for ways to do more.
As part of a new waste study, Hennepin County is digging into residents’ garbage to learn more about what we are throwing away and what opportunities we are missing to recycle more.
The study involves sorting trash into new categories that will provide better, more specific information about what could be recycled now but is not, and what opportunities need to be developed to increase recycling in the future.
Our goal is to recycle 75 percent of waste by 2030.