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Sustainable development is a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for future generations to come.
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Visit WorldWatch Institute's website for 10 ways to "go green" and save green. The Worldwatch Institute is a non-profit independent research organization recognized by opinion leaders around the world for its accessible, fact-based analysis of critical global issues. Its mission is to generate and promote insights and ideas that empower decision makers to build an ecologically sustainable society that meets human needs.
Yes. Curbside recycling is provided by Waste Management. Please visit the Waste Management website for detailed information on collection days, items accepted, and more. You may request a larger receptacle for free!
One simple way to support renewal energy is to subscribe to Xcel Energy's Windsource.
Living green means that you are dedicated to finding solutions for the sustainability of the planet. People who have "gone green" are those looking to be more environmentally-responsible with their future purchases and with items they discard, with the ultimate goal of enhancing our environment.
Xcel Energy offers a variety of programs and rebates for residents and businesses to help them save energy and money.
THIS SALE IS FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY
PROOF OF RESIDENCY IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF PICK UP
**Limit of two rain barrels and two compost bins per household.**
Only available for pick up at the Washington County Environmental Center (4039 Cottage Grove Drive, Woodbury, MN 55129) during open business hours.
Rain Barrels & Compost Bins for Washington County Residents Only
Washington County offers several compost sites for residents. Please visit the County's website for hours of operation, items accepted, and location.
Washington County offers a year-round household hazardous waste disposal site located in Woodbury! This site accepts many household hazardous waste items including used motor oil and filters. They also are accepting electronics. Washington County Disposal Directory (Website).
Bridging, Inc. of Roseville, Minnesota accepts slightly used furniture and housewares. Bridging was founded on the simple concept that community resources should be shared with those in need.
There are many organizations in the Twin Cities that accept used clothing and other miscellaneous things. You can arrange for a curbside pickup of your items. Some include:
Please visit their websites for more information!
Mahtomedi's recycling contractor does not accept plastic bags. However, several grocery stores, such as Cub Foods and Festival Foods, participate in the "It's in the Bag" recycling program that accepts clean, dry plastic bags for recycling. Please note that plastic bag recycling rates are extremely low, only 1% to 3% get recycled, and the economics of recycling plastic bags are not appealing. Instead, use recyclable paper bags or reusable bags when possible. In the store, when asked "paper or plastic?," choose paper!
Mahtomedi has an open-hauling system for refuse meaning that residents and businesses can choose any hauler that is currently licensed with the City. Lists of haulers are available in the yellow pages of the local phone book. However, Mahtomedi has contracted with Waste Management for collection of curbside recyclables. View Mahtomedi's List of Licensed Refuse Haulers (PDF).