Kim Bartmann's Barbette is the first Minneapolis restaurant to receive a new window decal that lets consumers know which businesses recycle. Hennepin County introduced the window decals on June 11 as a way to encourage participation in commercial recycling programs. Businesses that recycle food scr ... More >>
Last Monday, the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee approved an ordinance that would effectively ban the usage of Styrofoam cups and to-go containers at Minneapolis restaurants. The ordinance will go before the full City Council this week and, if approved, plastic foam containers w ... More >>
A worker at St. Paul's Scenic Hills Animal hospital made a grisly discovery around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. When they went to toss something in an outdoor recycling bin, two dogs were inside of it.One was dead. The other lived through the ordeal and is being treated at Scenic Hills.See also:Rare on-lea ... More >>
St. Paul ranks just ahead of Minneapolis in NerdWallet's list of the "Greenest Cities in America," but both cities crack the top 10.The list ranks the county's 95 largest cities using an algorithm that accounts for the median Air Quality Index, number of parks per 10,000 residents, the percentage of ... More >>
From the "burying the lede" file:This morning, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader published a story entitled, "Too much trash is going into recycling bins, garbage handlers say." Whatever. But 13 paragraphs deep is this Weird Wisconsin-worthy passage:
Sick of sorting your recyclables into more categories than you can keep straight? 'Paper, plastic, glass, coarse, smooth.... ah, forgot it, it's going in the trash!'Those frustrations will soon be in the past, as today the Minneapolis City Council approved the introduction of single-sort recycling. ... More >>
One writer's tale of life as a "worm mother"
We're used to a lot of scandalous leaks at the Capitol, but this takes the cake for the best office response.
Meet Susan Young, Minneapolis's trash evangelist
For decades Minneapolis has paid the same company to haul trash. Is it a good deal? No one has asked.
Hennepin County wants to dump its incinerator ash in the metro's "environmental Bermuda triangle"
THE TAXPAYERS OF HENNEPIN COUNTY ARE SUING...