Recycling and garbage cans

Starting January 1, 2016, most Twin Cities businesses will be required by law to recycle!


Commercial building owners that contract for four cubic yards or more per week of solid waste collection must implement recycling of at least three types of materials, such as paper, glass, plastic, metal and organics.

Let us help you prepare.  You'll find information in our 5 Steps to Better Business Recycling Guide to help you get started or improve your efforts.  You will also find recycling and disposal information beyond the basics, including what to do with electronics and hazardous waste.  Search for facilities by location, materials accepted and services provided.  Use the links below to get started!

Learn more about the new law.

County Resources for Twin Cities Businesses


These Twin Cities metro area counties have waste reduction and recycling resources for businesses, organizations and institutions. Click on the county where your business or workplace is located for more information:

Anoka          Carver          Dakota          Hennepin          Ramsey          Washington

Get Recycling Signs

Recycle Signs

Download predesigned or make your own!

Materials A-Z

Materials A-Z

Manage and dispose of specific materials.

How-To Guides

Chalkboard

Strategies and steps for managing waste.