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Breaking Up With Old Furniture? Here’s How to Move On

Picture of a plastic frog being lazy on a couch.

You and your couch have been through a lot together. You’ve had many great experiences and good companionship for a while. But unfortunately, the relationship has turned ugly.

For some reason, things just aren’t the same anymore and you want to move on. Don’t feel bad, these things happen to everyone. It’s time to make a change and start over with something new. [Read More]


Warm Up With These 5 Hot Winter Recycling Tips

Oh, look, it’s cold outside … super. Since we’ve got another 3 or 4 months of freezing weather, we figured we’d warm you up with these hot winter recycling tips! [Read More]


Recycling Drop-Off Instructions During COVID-19

Since we started taking COVID precautions, we’ve had some confusion with customers from time to time. It’s understandable, take a look at the board we had at our front door …  [Read More]


The Big Funky List of Stuff We Can Recycle

Question: What can be recycled?

Answer: Lots of stuff! [Read More]


October 2020 Recycling Events

We’ve got some exciting news! This October, Certified Recycling will be partnering with the City of Farmington and the City of Eden Prairie to provide recycling services at a discounted price. [Read More]


Ah, Summer. Time to Buy a Snowblower.

Well everyone, we’re there. We’re onto the second half of the year, the days are getting shorter, and pretty soon (cringe) you’ll be breaking out the snowblower to clear the driveway and drown out the sound of your heavy cursing. [Read More]


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]


Certified Recycling: Celebrating 20 Years