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Minnesota Recycling Laws Expand to Include Businesses

Recycling laws in Minnesota have now expanded to encompass all businesses, places of worship and workplaces.


The new recycling ordinance requires:

  • Regular recyclable collection (minimum of twice each month) of all on-site recyclable materials. This includes jars, glass bottles, plastic bottles, metal cans, cardboard and paper.
  • Placement of containers for recycling
  • Posting or distribution of written information on recycling, as well as detailed instructions for tenants or employees.
  • Creation of written recycling plans

According to Minnesota’s Mayor, R.T. Rybak, “Wherever you live, work, learn, worship, play or do business in Minneapolis, you will be able to recycle. This ordinance gives recycling the normal, routine status it deserves. Now it’s up to all of us to do our part to recycle.”

I think we all dream of a day where initiatives like this are so commonplace that they don’t qualify as newsworthy.