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Help shape trash and recycling policy in the Twin Cities

Did you know the Twin Cities metro is bulging with trash?

The seven-county metro generated 3.3 million tons of waste in 2021. This number is expected to grow 19% by 2042. In 2021, the metro’s recycling rate dropped to 45%, a 4% reduction from the previous year, and far short of the state’s goal of achieving a 75% recycling rate by 2030.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is inviting residents of Hennepin County to provide their input on our 70 recommendations for reducing waste across the Twin Cities.

Join us on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Park Library (8500 W. Broadway Ave, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445) to learn about our draft Metro Solid Waste Policy Plan, ask questions, and share your feedback with our experts.

For more information contact Kevin Gaffney at or 612-414-6139.

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