On average, each person in the Twin Cities area throws away an average of 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 all you can.
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Reduce and reuse
Learn how, what and where to donate as well as how to shop used. Also find out about free Fix-It Clinics to repair household items.
Recycling and trash basics
Discover what you can and cannot recycle at home.
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.