More and more things can have a second life around the home. Here are
just a few ideas to get you thinking.
Then and Now
Learn how recycling has changed over the years, how recyclables are
what items/products are made using recycled materials.
Learn how to
Pigs Aren't Picky
Leftover school lunches become a feast fit for a pig!
See how this unique partnership between schools and farmers is saving our resources one tray at a time.
Your go-to guide for waste and recycling in the Twin Cities.
Good habits can prevent water pollution. Learn more.
Recycling in Anoka County
(Integrated Waste Management Department)
Want to recycle an item? Have something that needs proper
disposal? Type the name of your item below and click the "Find It!"
See an index of all items in our directory
Don't throw that out. Reusing household items.
Give the things around your home a second life. We have a few ideas to get you thinking. Plus, they're great projects for kids! View video to the right.
Businesses Take the Rethink Recycling Pledge
Businesses are encouraged to recycle more at the workplace. Whether you are a business owner or work on the front lines, this challenge is for you. Take the pledge and discover ways you can be a champion for starting or improving recycling at your workplace at Rethink Recycling.
You can recycle more!!!
New recycling opportunities starting this year!
Many haulers are now collecting additional materials. Most haulers are now collecting #1-#7 plastics. Many of you have asked to recycle yogurt cups and berry boxes; our recycling service industry now has markets for these items. Most haulers have also started collecting milk cartons for recycling too. Refer to our Recycling Guide
to give you an idea of the new materials accepted in curbside recycling programs.
Check with your hauler to get the list of materials that they are currently accepting
It matters more than you think.
Recycling one aluminum can save the energy equivalent of 6 ounces of gasoline.
Recycling one plastic bottle saves enough energy to light a 60-watt bulb for 6 hours.
Our recycling and disposal directory has basic information about how and where to
take items. The following
items have more detailed information:
Anoka County Integrated Waste Management
2100 3rd Avenue, STE 340
Anoka, MN 55303-5032
Phone: 763-323-5730 | Fax: 763-323-5731 | E-mail:
use the Contact Us page