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Great Green Challenge
Dakota County challenges businesses to recycle
About 55 percent of the Twin Cities metro region’s waste comes from businesses, and several area organizations are hoping to reduce that number by getting businesses on board with recycling. Dakota County is offering tips to businesses on what, how and where they can recycle. KARE 11 TV and Rethink Recycling are also hosting the Great Green Challenge through April 22 and providing weekly highlights of how businesses can reduce waste.

Six Dakota County businesses have already joined the challenge by taking Rethink Recycling’s pledge to improve their recycling efforts. Other businesses can take the pledge at and gain immediate recognition for their commitment.

For more information, visit the Business Recycling web page. To see videos of the Great Green Challenge, visit