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Awesome Recycling Events For This Year’s I Love Burnsville Week

Not sure if you knew this, but we love Burnsville. Not as much as we love Mama Earth, but it’s pretty dang close! We’ve been here for a while and the community brings us so much joy that we occasionally break into dance routines.

Since this city fills our hearts with so much happiness, it’s only fitting that we help out with this year’s I Love Burnsville Week. If you need to get some junk out of your home, we’ll be offering a few recycling promotions this June. [Read More]


5 Ways To Live Green This Earth Day (And Every Day)

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What’s better than Christmas and Thanksgiving combined? That’s obvious … Earth Day!
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Here’s How You Can Help Reduce The Size Of Landfills

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There are a few things we love to raise: our children, money for charity, the roof. One thing we don’t love to raise? The height of landfills.
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3 Reasons Why Recycling Is A Romantic Date Idea

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We’ve been in a saucy relationship with Mama Earth for years. I guess you could say, we love her. There. We said it. We’re in love with this crazy planet!

If you and your partner are tree-huggers like us, we’ve got a hot date idea for you this Valentine’s Day: Go to the recycling center! Because there’s nothing hotter than a trip to Certified Recycling. [Read More]


4 Things Not To Do With Your Broken Microwave

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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]


Your Guide To In-Home Recycling

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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]


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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]