New Green Disposal Guide tells you the best way to get rid of your stuff


Yard waste, mattresses, paint or fluorescent light bulbs — some stuff just needs to go. But fall clean up can be frustrating if you don’t know how to get rid of your unwanted stuff.

Hennepin County has done the heavy lifting with the new online resource, the Green Disposal Guide. The Green Disposal Guide offers a range of disposal options, from recycling to donation to disposal, while also providing tips on shopping smarter, living greener and creating less waste.

Interactive map helps students understand water quality data

river_watch.pngStudents involved in Hennepin County’s River Watch program can now compare the data they collect to historical data for their stream and learn about how land cover may impact water quality in the recently launched Hennepin County River Watch interactive map. River Watch is a hands-on environmental education program in which teams of youth assess the health of local streams by identifying and quantifying the stream's biological community. There are currently 18 sites being monitored in the county. 

For more information, contact Mary Karius at or 612-596-9129. 

Recycle Everywhere supplies still available 

Free supplies are still available to expand your recycling habits. Supplies available include recycling labels, a bag for collecting recyclables and a recycling guide. Resources can be ordered online. Order enough for your household or a larger quantity to distribute at events, at work or in your other community. 

We also have a newsletter article, social media posts, logo, images and recycling tips factsheet available to help you spread the word through your communication channels. Learn more about Recycle Everywhere promotional materials.


Here are other Environmental Educational Resources available online >>