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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.

Our team is practicing social distancing and we have posters and signs around the warehouse now. These posters give information on what the virus is, what the symptoms are, and how to stop the spread of germs.

How We’ll Handle Recycling Drop-Offs Until Further Notice

In order to abide by CDC standards, we ask you to take the following steps when dropping off recyclables:

1) Call 952-894-1448 when you arrive.

2) We will ask you what items you have for drop-off and provide you with pricing.

3) If you want to pay with a credit card, we’ll take the number over the phone to avoid contact. We’ll also accept cash or check from you at the time of drop off. Checks can be written out to Certified Recycling and we ask that you write a phone number on the check.

4) To abide by social distancing guidelines, our warehouse staff will unload your recyclables without having you leave the comfort of your vehicle.

Thank you for helping us follow these guidelines. If you really want something recycled but you want to stay at your house, we also offer curbside pickup! Fill out the form below to request a recycling pickup.





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]


How To Dispose Of Old Or Bad Gasoline

Picture of a gasoline container. This blog post tells you how to dispose of bad or old gasoline.

Did you Google, “How to dispose of old gasoline”? How about, “How to dispose of bad gasoline”? Either way, we’ve got your answer right here! But first, a tale…

There was a ton of snow in Minnesota this past winter. We’re talking record amounts in some areas. This was annoying, but it also led to some serious flooding problems in the spring.

One of our friends got a raw deal when the snow melted and flooded his garage. Thankfully, nothing was seriously damaged. But there was one problem: Water got into a couple of gasoline containers! [Read More]


Certified Recycling: Celebrating 20 Years