Beginning in Spring 2012, many Twin Cities recycling service providers
are accepting more materials as new markets for recyclable materials
have become available. The SWMCB has updated this Residential Recycling
Toolkit with new language, images, and tools to reflect the additional materials accepted and help partners promote recycling in the metro area.
The SWMCB has developed a communications toolkit and collection of technical resources on electronics recycling for county and municipal staff, electronics recyclers and collectors, and other organizations that will advance the successful implementation of e-waste legislation in Minnesota and encourage consumers to recycle electronics.
As of January 1, 2010 most metro-area residents are required to place all yard waste and organics in compostable bags for curbside pick-up. This toolkit includes information, FAQs, and images for partners to use in their coverage on the compostable bag requirements for metro area residents.
A selection of product stewardship resources are provided for county and municipal staff to aid in the advancement of product stewardship in Minnesota. Product stewardship means that all parties involved in designing, manufacturing, selling, and using a product share in the financial and physical responsibility for collecting and recycling products at the end of their useful lives.