Yard Waste / Materials Recycling

There are a number of options for recycling your yard waste, electronics, and other materials.

2013-recycle-halfDo you know how easy it is to juice up your recycling? Load it up? And milk it for all it's worth? More waste items are recyclable than ever before! Juice and milk cartons can be recycled, along with yogurt cups and deli containers. Also make sure to check your laundry room and bathroom for recyclable items - laundry detergent jugs and boxes, shampoo and lotion bottles and toothpaste boxes are all recyclable.

Read more: Milk Your Recycling For All It’s Worth

The City of Rogers is asking Residents to please be environmentally conscious and dispose of items that may contain Mercury responsibly.

Mercury in Your Home

Mercury is used in a wide variety of household products, including paint, thermometers, thermostats, batteries, fluorescent lamps, disinfectants, antiseptics, diuretics and preservatives. These items release mercury into the environment and home when broken, mishandled or disposed. Proper care is important when dealing with mercury-containing products. If spilled, mercury absorbs into many household materials while slowly evaporating into the air over time, allowing for exposure. Knowing what products and items contain mercury and handling them properly will limit the risk of mercury exposure. Common products often have a simple and environmentally friendly alternative.

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randys-recyclingLast Spring we urged our citizens to recycle more – and you did!  With the single sort carts, recycling is easier than ever before. This means you can place all your usual recyclables together into a 65-gallon recyclables cart. You can also add two new groups of recyclables: Milk, juice and soup cartons, as well as plastic containers #1— #7. Below is a quick guide to what is/is not accepted in the single sort cart.  Think before you throw!

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State Statute requires that recycling be made available to residential properties in Minnesota.  This mandatory program is coordinated by the County, but the ultimate requirement falls to cities to ensure that curbside recycling is provided. 

Read more: State Statute Requires Recycling

Hennepin County Drop Off / Recycling Center accepts many different electronic materials such as:

Read more: Recycling Electronics

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