On average, each person in the Twin Cities area throws away six pounds of garbage a day. That's enough to fill Target Field more than 25 times each year. Find out how to make less trash and recycle right.
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Reduce and reuse
Learn how, what and where to donate and how to shop used. Find out about free Fix-It Clinics to repair household items.
Recycling and trash basics
Discover what you can and can't recycle at home and how to prepare for low-waste gatherings and events. Check the Recycling Guide if you are not sure about an item and for drop-off events (e.g., paper for shredding or mattresses).
Find out how to prevent wasted food and compost food scraps and yard waste.
Household hazardous waste
Understand what you can do to reduce chemicals in your home and where to take them for safe disposal.