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Do you know how easy it is to juice up your recycling? Load it up? And milk it for all it’s worth? Of more than a million tons of garbage thrown away each year, we only recycle 39 percent. We can do more - help the county reach our goal of recycling at least 50 percent of all waste by 2015!


Recycling guide from Hennepin County
Choose to Reuse from Hennepin County
How to RECYCLE TEXTILES: Non-reuseable clothes and linens     
Hennepin County Environmental Services         
Hazardous Waste Disposal Fact Sheet     
Sharp Object Disposal Brochure
Environmental Education Resources

To help you get to half, remember to recycle all of these materials that are still commonly thrown in the trash:

• Milk cartons
• Juice boxes
• Soup, broth and wine cartons
• Yogurt, pudding and fruit cups
• Disposable cups
• Margarine, cottage cheese, and other plastic containers
• Produce, deli and takeout containers
• Dishwashing liquid bottles and detergent jugs
• Shampoo, soap and lotion bottles
• Toothpaste, medication and other toiletry boxes.

Also remember to recycle everywhere you go – at home, at work and at play! If you’re still not certain how to recycle some of your stuff, get answers from our expert staff by connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter, email, phone or chat. Learn more about what you can recycle and get all of your recycling questions answered at