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Compostable Bag Requirements in Twin Cities Metro

RethinkRecycling / Twin Cities MetroMinneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota

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Program-specific background information and sets of FAQs from a Minneapolis-St Paul yard trimmings program. Information on how to determine the difference between compostable bags, where to buy them, and who needs to use them in the city.

About the Author
The Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board (SWMCB) helps citizens living in the six-county Twin Cities metro area (the Minnesota counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington) understand the need to make environmentally responsible purchasing, disposal, and recycling decisions in their daily lives. is SWMCB’s online “go–to guide for waste & recycling in the Twin Cities” for residents and businesses.

Categories: Policies & Legislation Education & Outreach
Format: Webpage
Last Updated: 1/1/2013

This toolkit is designed to help you determine if a compostable plastics program is appropriate for your organization and to guide you in properly managing your compostable plastics.

*Resources outlined in this toolkit are examples from a variety of sources to help facilitate a better understanding of compostable products and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Compost Research and Education Foundation (CREF).

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