Thanks to your efforts, recycling is not only saving energy and natural resources, it is also providing raw materials needed by Minnesota businesses. More than 260 Minnesota companies use our recycled materials to manufacture their products, employing over 18,000 people and adding nearly $8.5 billion annually to the state’s economy.
Businesses are relying on us to recycle right and avoid “wish-cycling”. Only include materials your hauler will accept in your cart.
Curbside recycling is offered in all cities and townships in Washington County. Many communities accept additional materials for recycling than listed below. Contact your city, township, or waste hauler for more information.
Yes – Empty and rinse all containers
Place items in a paper bag or directly in your recycling cart. No plastic bags. •Glass bottles & jars •Metal food & beverage cans •Plastic bottles & containers (1, 2, 5) •Cartons •Paper & cardboard
No – Keep these items out of your curbside recycling
•Do not bag recyclables •No plastic bags or wrap •No tanglers (hoses, wires, string lights) •No shredded paper Some of these items can still be recycled, but only at participating drop-off locations. Search the disposal directory or call us at 651-430-6655 for more information.
Not everything can be conveniently recycled at home. Consider these options to recycle more.