Studies & Reports

The SWMCB provides information on a variety of waste issues for residents, businesses/nonprofit organizations and government organizations.

Please visit to learn how residents, businesses and nonprofit organizations can reduce garbage and increase recycling in the Twin Cities.

The SWMCB's work is directed by the Regional Solid Waste Policy Plan and the Regional Solid Waste Master Plan and is guided by the findings of studies and policy reports on specific waste issues. To monitor progress towards achieving the outcomes listed in the Master Plan, the SWMCB surveys residential, business and government sectors occasionally and publishes an annual results report. A selection of planning documents, resolutions, studies and reports are listed below.