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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]


appliances in landfilll dump

What Happens When An Appliance Sits In A Landfill?

Trash talk. We don’t love it. Sometimes it even makes us cry. But if it helps keep the planet a little bit cleaner, we feel it’s necessary to have a chat about the dump and where not to ditch your appliances (hint: it’s the dump). [Read More]


Quick Story: Recycling for the Youth of Burnsville

The other day we got an email from Jon, a science teacher at Burnsville High School. Jon’s the kind of genuine guy who does all he can to help his kids get their A’s, and if a new computer screen will help, that’s what he’ll get. [Read More]


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7 Time-Consuming Things You Can Do With Your Old Mattress

Got a new bed? Get ready to sleep like a baby. But what to do with that old, ratty mattress of yours? Sure there are loads of logical things you could do (like have it recycled to leave one less mattress sitting in a landfill), but we know there are some outlandish mattress owners out there. So here are some tips for you. [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]


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]


A Handy List to Teach Kids Recycling Basics

Regardless of whether it takes a village to raise a child, all of those children are going to live in a pretty filthy village if we aren’t teaching them the basics of recycling.

So we’re sharing a post from our friends at Rubber Mulch Products. They make some pretty sharp-looking landscaping and playground mulch from recycled rubber, which we’re all about. [Read More]


14 US Recycling Stats that Make Us Wanna Curse

14 US Recycling Stats that Make Us Wanna Swear

We’re generally pretty easy-going people. We smile and say kind things. But when we read stats like these, we get the same feeling that comes with a monumental toe-stub or when you pour your cereal and find out there’s no milk.

Take a look at these recycling stats and see if you want to shout the same obscenities that we do. [Read More]


Our New Website, Just in Time for Earth Day

Just in time for Earth Day, WE’RE LIVE. We recently had our site and branding all dolled-up, and what perfect timing for a crew of people helping you keep the planet clean and happy. [Read More]


Deleting Personal Data When Recycling Electronics

Deleting Personal Data When Recycling Electronics

When you bring a computer or device in to be recycled, we destroy all of your data for you. Every bit of it. Files, passwords, silly 90’s screen names. It’s all gone. And we don’t even need to turn on your device to do this.

But we know some of you will still want to have a hand in deleting personal info because it makes you feel a little more confident that it’s all gone, and we’re okay with that—so here’s how: [Read More]