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8 Common Recycling Questions

Common Recycling Questions

Recycling is really freakin’ awesome. Lance, the owner of Certified Recycling, loves it so much that he’s made a career out of it! The dude’s a certified expert (no pun intended … okay, totally intended).

To put him to the test, we found some of the most common recycling questions and asked him for the answers. Are you ready for this? Here. We. Go… [Read More]


4 Things Not To Do With Your Broken Microwave

Picture of a broken microwave.

You went to throw some Bagel Bites in your microwave the other day. You thought, “Hey, this’ll taste good enough!”

Everything was going just fine. But then, the worst thing ever happened. Your microwave…didn’t work! [Read More]


Check Out These Summer 2020 Mattress Recycling Promotions!

Saving money is pretty sweet. So is getting rid of an old mattress. Doing both at once? Now THAT’S a party!

We’re throwing that party this summer with our mattress and box spring recycling promotions. Here are a few ways you save money while getting some old junk out of your home this summer… [Read More]


Minnesota Recycling Laws You Should Know

Listen, we all bend the rules every once in a while. Maybe you wash your cottons in warm water. Or sometimes you put your milk in your bowl before the cereal (just kidding—we know no one could be that evil).

But some rules shouldn’t be broken, and ignoring them can have a bigger impact than the top of your Frosted Flakes being too dry. Take a look at these Minnesota recycling laws that keep the Earth a little healthier and our crews a little happier. [Read More]


Coronavirus Update – How We’re Handling Our Recycling Services

Certified Recycling will be continuing day-to-day services, but with extreme precaution due to the coronavirus. We’re deep-cleaned and disinfected everything daily. That’s right. EVERYTHING. [Read More]


How Do Recycling Centers Work?

Woah, that’s a deep question. Recycling nerds like us could talk about this for hours! We can’t speak on behalf of other recycling centers, but we can tell you how we do things at our facility.

Our process is kinda like a reverse assembly line. We call it “demanufacturing”. Sounds pretty badass, right? This is basically how it goes… [Read More]


Your Guide To In-Home Recycling

Picture of plastic bottles that should be recycled.

When it comes to recycling, we handle the big stuff. Like the big, big stuff—refrigerators, couches, TVs, snow blowers. What else are we gonna do with these massive triceps? *flexes*

But we know that recycling your papers and plastics is just as important for keeping Mama Earth clean and happy, so here’s what you need to know about recycling everyday things. [Read More]


4 Recycling Tips For The Holidays

🎵🎵 And may all your Christmases be green… 🎵🎵

We gotta bone to pick with you, Santa. Handing out coal? REALLY?! Stop making Mama Earth sad, Mr. Claus. #CancelSanta

Just kidding. We love ya, Big Guy! We also love recycling and keeping the planet green. Here are some tips for post-holiday cleanup this year. [Read More]


5 Facts About Certified Recycling In Burnsville, Minnesota

The recycling business has been pretty crazy lately! We’ve spent the past spring, summer, and fall collecting a ton of big and small items from businesses and homes in the metro and southwestern suburbs.

We’re all about making Mama Earth happy. She loves us and gives us everything we need, so our goal is to treat her right. Here are a few quick facts about Certified Recycling in Burnsville, Minnesota: [Read More]


5 Steps To Properly Curb Your Fridge For A Recycling Pickup

Refrigerators and freezers are amazing appliances when they work. Once they break, they’re just huge wastes of space. But since they’re heavy and a pain in the butt to move, they often stay put and become junk tables.

Fortunately, you don’t have to strain yourself by hauling your fridge or freezer to a recycling center. Companies like us will pick them up for ya! Curbside pickups take away the hardest part of recycling, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to take any steps to prepare.

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