Learn & Educate

Groups such as community and faith-based organizations, schools, and families are welcome to use these educational resources for free. Check with your local county or city environmental department for further resources.

Understanding the issues

Minnesotans produce more and more waste every year, despite our best efforts to reduce, recycle and reuse. Reducing our quantity of waste, including household hazardous waste, is a serious community challenge that affects everyone's quality of life.

Rethink Recycling's Community Education Toolkit

Our toolkit will help you inspire, educate and actively engage others to reduce their amount of trash and use less toxic products. It is designed for groups of any size, age or composition.


We want to make educating people about recycling easier for you! Take a look at our images, factsheets, brochures, articles and other materials.

Resources by Topic

View a variety of waste education resources and activities by topic. 

Local Tours

Local tour opportunities exist for kids and adults on waste reduction, recycling, and composting.

County Links for Educational Resources

  • Anoka
  • Carver
  • Dakota
  • Hennepin
  • Ramsey
  • Washington