Did you know the average person in the Twin Cities throws away an average of 6 pounds of garbage a day? That's enough to fill Target Field over 25 times each year! Help solve our growing garbage problem by preventing waste in the first place. Check out the following tips to get started.

Top 10 Ways to Reduce Waste

Top ways to reduce the amount of waste you produce and throw away.

Buying from the Bulk Bins

Buying in bulk is a great way to reduce packaging waste, save money, and try new foods in small quantities. People who are new to buying bulk are often intimidated by the bulk section of the grocery store, so we've got a step-by-step of everything first-timers need to know.

Reduce Waste During the Holidays

With a little thought, you can reduce, reuse and recycle during the holidays to give the environment the precious gift of less while saving yourself time, money and stress.

Reducing Toxins in Your Home

Information on how to reduce the harmful chemicals in your home.

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