A dumpster of recyclables is not subject to state tax, but garbage gets taxed at 17%! If you increase the size of your recycling container and decrease the size of your garbage container, you can end up saving a lot of money!
Attention Commercial Property Owners:
Effective January 1, 2016, a new state law (Minn. Stat. 115A.151) applies to most commercial buildings that have service for 4 cubic yard or more of trash per week, and requires at least 3 material types be recycled.
Even if the law does not apply to you, this a good opportunity to look at your business recycling practices.
Minnesotans spend a lot of money throwing away recyclables every year when they could be adding additional value to the economy. Recycling directly and indirectly supports nearly 37,000 jobs, and the materials have a value of over $250 million.
Many businesses find recycling good for business, as customers increasingly support companies committed to sustainable practices in their operations.
Need some help to get started or improve your recycling programs?
Anoka County provides technical assistance and guidance on best practices that help divert the most material to recycling and provide the biggest savings potential on solid waste costs.