The county that your business is located in is ready to assist you in improving your recycling effort!  

Solid Waste and Recycling County Contacts

Anoka County

Solid Waste and Recycling  
Amy Ulbricht 
(763) 323-5737

Hennepin County

Solid Waste and Recycling
Andre Xiong
(612) 543-1316

Carver County

Solid Waste and Recycling 
Brad Hanzel
(952) 361-1805

Ramsey County

Solid Waste and Recycling
(651) 266-1199

Dakota County

Solid Waste and Recycling
Renee Burman
(952) 891-7042 

Washington County

Solid Waste and Recycling
(651) 266-1199

NOTE: For information on hazardous waste management at your business, please refer to the contacts below.

Hazardous Waste County Contacts

Anoka County

Hazardous Waste
(763) 422-7093

Hennepin County

Hazardous Waste 
(612) 348-3777

Carver County

Hazardous Waste
Michael Mrotz
(952) 361-1809

Ramsey County

Hazardous Waste
Karen Reilly
(651) 266-1186

Dakota County

Hazardous Waste
Dave Magnuson
(952) 891-7551

Washington County

Hazardous Waste
(651) 430-6655

State and National Contacts

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

(651) 296-6300
Provides information, assistance and grants/loans in the areas of waste and pollution prevention, recycling, reuse, environmental education, sustainable communities and resource conversation. Also provides information and assistance on environmental issues, including pollution prevention practices. Ensures compliance with state and federal regulations involving air quality, surface and groundwater, and solid and hazardous waste.

Source Reduction NOW!

(651) 215-0232
Manual with guidelines on how to implement a successful waste reduction program in organizations of all kinds.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Region 5 Hotline (800) 621-8431

Technical Assistance and Resources

Make sure you check with your county to see what technical assistance and other resources are available! Many provide free programs and other materials that can make recycling at your business easier. 

Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM)

(952) 473-0048
Download free recycling and trash signs from the RAM. You can even customize them to fit your needs.

Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP)

(612) 624-1300
A free, non-regulatory outreach program at the University of Minnesota that helps Minnesota businesses develop and implement industry-tailored solutions that maximize resource efficiency, prevent pollution and reduce costs and energy use.

Minnesota Waste Wise

(651) 292-4681
Works to reduce waste and increase recycling among businesses, nonprofits, and government organizations.

Retiree Environmental Technical Assistance Program (RETAP)

(612) 781-1307
RETAP employs skilled, retired professionals to provide environmental facility assessments and community sustainability assistance to Minnesota's businesses, institutions, and communities. Services are provided at no cost to clients.

Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP)

(651) 282-6143 or (800) 657-3938
The Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) helps Minnesota businesses maintain compliance with new and existing environmental requirements, reduce or eliminate the amounts of emissions and wastes generated, and reduce regulatory obligation. Services are free, non-regulatory, and impose no obligations.

Minnesota Materials Exchange

(612) 624-1300
Connects businesses who have reusable goods with those who can use them. Search the program's convenient on-line catalog for listings of available and wanted materials.

Recycle More Minnesota

(651) 296-6300 or (800) 657-3864
Recycle More Minnesota offers resources to help you recycle at work. The media tools page has fact sheets and advertisements that show why recycling is important to Minnesota, as well as clip art to create your own recycling signs.

Minnesota Department of Commerce

Energy Information Center
(651) 296-5175
Recommends conservation options for lighting, electricity, hot water, refrigeration and other areas.

Minnesota Technology Inc

(612) 373-2900
A non-profit organization that helps companies develop, apply and commercialize technology to maintain a strong economy and to diversify greater Minnesota into technology-based industries.

Regulatory Contacts

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES)

Industrial Waste & Pollution Prevention
(651) 602-4703
Regulates and monitors industrial discharges to the sewer system to ensure compliance with local and federal regulations. The section also responds to sewer-related spills and community sewer problems.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)

Pesticide and Fertilizer Management Division
(651) 201-6121

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)

Asbestos Unit
(651) 201-4620

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)

Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations
(651) 215-6300
Provides training and information on DOT hazardous materials shipping requirements. Registers transporters and shippers of hazardous materials and hazardous waste.

Minnesota Emergency Response Team

24-Hour Spill Hotline
(651) 649-5451

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