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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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Deleting Personal Data When Recycling Electronics

Deleting Personal Data When Recycling Electronics

When you bring us a computer or device to recycle, 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:

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6 Ways To Get Ready For A Recycling Cleanup Event

Need to get rid of some junk piling up in your house? We have some upcoming cleanup events that can help you out. How convenient! But before you show up to a recycling event, here are some things to keep in mind to make sure you’re prepared. [Read More]


How To Dispose Of Lithium-Ion Batteries

What’s The Deal With Lithium-Ion Batteries?

Lithium-ion batteries are pretty sweet. They’re found in a lot of electronics these days because they’re lighter and more efficient than other batteries. [Read More]


Certified Recycling: Celebrating 20 Years