The City of Plymouth does not offer recycling collection services for businesses. However, all licensed waste haulers in Plymouth are required to offer recycling services to their business customers. The Plymouth recycling drop-off center, 14900 23rd Ave. N., is available to small businesses.
It is often cheaper to recycle materials than to throw them away. Recycled material is exempt from Minnesota's solid waste tax on garbage collection service.
The Plymouth solid waste program can offer guidance on your in-house recycling and waste reduction program. More information is also available from Hennepin County.
Free Electronic Waste Collection Boxes
The Recycling Association of Minnesota has partnered with BCS Recycling Specialists to offer complimentary electronic waste collection boxes for Minnesota businesses, organizations and residents. The boxes make it easy to recycle laptop computers, cell phones, ink jets, PDAs, iPods and digital cameras. Free pick up and shipping are provided. To have a free collection box sent to your business, organization or home, please e-mail email@example.com.
Organics accepted at Brooklyn Park Drop-off Facility- FREE
Starting July 1, 2011, Hennepin County residents and small businesses can drop off organics FREE for recycling at the Hennepin County Drop-off Facility in Brooklyn Park (this location only).
For more information about organics recycling at the Hennepin County Drop-off Facility in Brooklyn Park, go to the Hennepin County Waste Disposal: A to Z Guide and search "organics".
Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) staff will evaluate your facility's operation upon request, and offer customized suggestions for waste reduction and management. MnTAP provides free technical assistance tailored to your business. By reducing waste and increasing efficiency you can save on disposal and raw material costs, and decrease regulatory compliance burdens. You also will create healthier and safer working conditions for your employees.
MnTAP also operates the free Minnesota Materials Exchange that connects businesses who have reusable goods to those who can use them.
Recycle & Reuse (Donate or Exchange)
The Twin Cities Free Market is an innovative reuse program created by Eureka Recycling to divert usable and repairable items from the waste stream. The program was the first web-based residential program to target the exchange of reusable and durable household goods. The program is sponsored by Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin and Ramsey counties, and the City of St. Paul.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has publications for businesses on dealing with hazardous waste.
Hennepin County offers information on a variety of topics, including hazardous waste, event recycling, grants, waste disposal options, waste reduction and recycled products. It also provides information on training for businesses.
NextStep is an interactive web site specifically designed for people and organizations interested in sustainability. The site provides the ability to post and search for information related to sustainability, including resources, job listings, calendars, case studies, ongoing discussions and more.
Pollution Prevention & Source Reduction, Reuse & Recycling
Preventing pollution by reducing it at the source is a smart strategy for your organization's bottom line and for improving the environment. Waste costs money and causes pollution. The United States Environmental Protection Agency provides resources and grants for businesses on waste reduction and pollution prevention.
Hazardous Waste Disposal
Xcel Energy Disposal Services a hazardous waste disposal program for very small quantity generators. Call 612-630-4516 for an Xcel Energy Disposal Services information packet or click here (keyword "disposal services").
Hennepin County provides a hazardous waste disposal program for very small quantity generators. For more information, call Hennepin County Environmental Services at 612-348-8100.
Energy audits can identify significant sources for energy and cost savings in your business. You can also save on energy use by participating in programs for efficient lighting, rate savings, energy rate comparisons and more efficient technologies. Contact one of the following for more information:
Water Conservation & Waste Water Treatment
Water use is an often overlooked area for cutting costs and conserving resources. While water is one of our least expensive resources, avoiding excess water use will save you money in water and sewer costs.
Contact the City of Plymouth Sewer and Water Division at 763-509-5992 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Grow Your Business
Get listed in Minnesota's Do It Green! Directory.
Find environmental and educational resources, along with upcoming events at Hennepin County's Green Partners.
Plymouth City Hall | 3400 Plymouth Blvd. |Plymouth, MN 55447-1482
P 763-509-5906 | F 763-509-5510 | TDD 763-509-5065
Recycling Information Line 763-509-5513 | email@example.com