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Jump start your spring gardening efforts

Compost Bin, Rain Barrels, Compost Pail and Birdhouse 2016

St. Paul, MN – Winter might not be an ideal time to start thinking about backyard gardening for green thumb enthusiasts, but it is a great time to get a jump start on waste reduction, gardening and water conservation efforts by setting up a compost bin or rain barrel at your home. This spring, the […]

New organics recycling rules in effect

Carver Co-Arboretum Demonstration Site

The new rules affect composting for backyard composters, small compost facility operators, and large-scale source separated organics facilities. These new rules will help guide the expansion and development of new organics recycling facilities in Minnesota and will help the state reach its 2030 goal for food waste and organics recycling. Right now food waste and […]

New business recycling requirements now in place


New business recycling requirements are now in place for most businesses and for sports facilities and stadiums.  Businesses and sports facilities are now required to recycle at least three types of materials. Examples of those materials include: Paper: Office paper, cardboard, newspaper etc. Glass: Container glass Plastic: #1 to 7 Metal: Cans, scrap, etc Organics: […]

RAM’s MIB expands again

MN Bev. Assoc. Check Presentation 12-9-14

Unique Convenience Store Recycling Program, Message in a Bottle™, to further expand in Twin Cities through innovative partnerships. “Where is the recycling bin?” was the common question that arose when Minnesotans were running errands, but residents of the metro area will have increased access to recycling when they stop to fill up at the gas […]

RAM Brings National Recycling Celebration to Minnesota

Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) Brings National Recycling Celebration to Minnesota RAM hosts Recycle Your Holidays collections beginning November 15 to celebrate America Recycles DaySM 2014 St. Paul, MN November 15, 2014 – On November 15 RAM will host a two and a half month collection event for recycling holiday lights statewide in Minnesota, joining […]

New feature at the 2014 RAM/SWANA conference

Beginning in January and February of this year, the RAM Communications team noticed several articles in news media across the state featuring recycling and solid waste topics as the subject matter for a number of artist’s projects.   In the course of conversations, it was decided to consider a possible showing of some of these recycling […]

Recycle-Bowl:  Competition Dates:  October 20 – November 15, 2014

Registration:  Effective immediately participants in this four week school recycling competition can begin to register their school(s) in the competition.  Here is the link to register.  We ask that you share this with you network as well. Other key dates: Registration closes:  October 15 (5 p.m. ET) Competition begins:  Monday, October 20 Competition closes:  Saturday, […]