Recycle the right stuff
Recycling has been in the news a lot lately with shifts in markets and policy changes in China. This has left many Minnesotans wondering what is happening to the recycling placed in their bins, and what they can do now to support recycling.
Minnesota state law prohibits materials separated and collected for recycling from being trashed. Your recyclables are getting recycled!
“Most people are familiar with the benefits of recycling, which include conserving natural resources, saving energy, and supporting our local economy, which has a history of strong recycling markets,” said Ben Knudson, a recycling expert with Hennepin County. “However, people are less familiar with the importance, now more than ever, of reducing contamination – or keeping materials that don’t belong in the recycling out.”
See our recycling guide for a list of materials that are accepted and not accepted for recycling throughout Hennepin County.