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About Recycle More Minnesota


The Recycle More Minnesota campaign is a joint effort between the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), designed to increase recycling in Minnesota through increased awareness about the benefits of recycling and the opportunities available. We are working with our partners across the state to promote recycling at home, at work, at school and on-the-go. There are opportunities for everyone, every day, to make a big difference by doing just a little bit more!

In Minnesota, the total tonnage of recycled material has increased as population has increased; however, the overall increase in waste generation continues to grow and outpace recycling. According to state officials, the recycling rate in the state of Minnesota, while one of the best in the country at 41%, has remained largely unchanged for the last ten years. Because recycling reduces pollution, saves energy, reduces solid waste and improves both Minnesota’s environment and economy, we need to find new ways to recycle more in Minnesota. Recycle More Minnesota’s educational efforts will make Minnesotans think differently about recyclables.

Established in 2008, Recycle More Minnesota is an ongoing campaign with several phases: residential, commercial, schools and public entities, and away-from-home recycling. These phases have been instituted across the state with the goal of increasing Minnesota’s recycling rate to 50% by 2011.

To learn more about the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), visit their website at:

To learn more about the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) and its programs, visit their website at:

Recycle More Minnesota strives to offer you the most accurate, up-to-date information possible. However, we understand that regulations and guidelines can change. If you see something on RMM that you know to be incorrect, or if you are aware of more specific guidelines that apply to you but aren't listed on our website (for instance, if your town has separate regulations from the broader county guidelines), we want to hear from you. Please contact Recycle More Minnesota by one of the methods above.





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