Places to Recycle

  • Look online for dates of your town’s special recycling/drop off days, each town/city has recycling guidelines on their website.
  • Hennepin County recycling  and Transfer Station- in Brooklyn Park and Bloomington. (Takes all kinds of recyclables, like tires, and flexible plastics, like grocery bags)
  • Express Metals: 8094 Excelsior Blvd., Hopkins, 952-516-6066 (buys exercise equipment, car batteries,lawn mowers, bbq grills, and more!)
  • Ridwell (has a cost) takes flexible plastics,multi-layer plastic bags like chip bags, clothing, batteries
  • Best Buy takes computers and computer accessories
  • Lowe’s (Plymouth) accepts rechargeable batteries and cellphones
  • Target takes grocery bags, ink cartridges, cellphones

Organizations to Align With

MNIPL (Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light works in partnership with faith and spiritual communities to build transformative power and bring the lights of people’s unique gifts to addressing the climate crisis)

Project Drawdown (Project Drawdown’s mission is to help the world stop climate change—as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible) (locates zero waste stores in your area)

The Nature Conservancy (works around the world to protect land and water and fight climate change)

Conservation Minnesota (mission is to protect Minnesota by solving our state’s most important conservation problems)

Green Matters (Green Matter’s primary mission is to help people learn how to live sustainably and make the world a better place for all of us)

Sierra Club (The  Sierra Club is a grassroots environmental organization in the United States. They defend everyone’s right to a healthy world.) – a wealth of articles on healthy people, healthy planet including DIY recipes for household cleaning.

Places to Shop

 For bar shampoo and other products that aren’t packaged in plastic.

  • Tare grocery (2 locations)
  • Lake winds
  • Whole Foods
  • Wedge co-op