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Environmental resources

Factsheets, pamphlets, labels, and handouts covering a wide variety of environmental topics are available to residents, community groups, municipalities, and schools in Hennepin County at no charge. Be sure to plan ahead: it can take up to two weeks for us to send your order out.

Recycling and disposal

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Hennepin County drop-off facilities

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Guide to dropping off recycling and household hazardous waste.

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Recycling guide

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

A guide to what can be recycled in residential recycling programs.

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Recycling guide magnet

Size: 5" x 7"

A guide to what can be recycled in residential recycling programs. Mounted on a magnet.

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Organics recycling guide

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

A guide to what can be recycled in residential organics recycling programs and home set up tips.

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Organics recycling guide magnet

Size: 5" x 7"

A magnet guide to what can be recycled in residential organics recycling programs.

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Green Disposal Guide magnet

Size: 2" x 3.5"

Magnet to promote the Green Disposal Guide website and get rid of items from your home.

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Recycling activity book

Size: 8.5" x 11"

Learn about reducing, reusing, recycling and properly disposing of household hazardous waste.

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Get rid of your unwanted medicines

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Information about medicine drop boxes in Hennepin County.

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Safe disposal of household needles and sharps

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

How to manage and dispose of sharps from households.

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Donation opportunities

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Find donation opportunities in Hennepin County.

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Reducing waste and recycling during your move

Size: 8.5" x 11"

Tips and resources for reducing, reusing, recycling and disposing of materials when moving.

Residential recycling labels

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Recycling label for the laundry room

Size: 4.25" x 8"

Features common recyclables found in the laundry room. For indoor use

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Recycling label for the bathroom

Size: 4.25" x 8"

Features common recyclables found in the bathroom.

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Recycling label for any room in the house

Size: 4.25" x 8"

Features common recyclables found throughout the home.

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Small recycling label

Size: 3.88" x 3.88"

Use to label lids and recycling bins that are too small for larger labels.

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Organics recycling label

Size: 4.25" x 8"

Features common items accepted for organics recycling.

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Small organics recycling label

Size: 3.88" x 3.88"

Use to label lids and organics recycling bins that are too small for larger labels.

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Trash label

Size: 4.25" x 8"

Features items that people often try to recycle but should go in the trash.

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Small trash label — red

Size: 3.88" x 3.88"

Use to label lids and trash bins that are too small for larger labels.

Protecting natural resources

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Emerald ash borer and options for managing ash trees

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Learn how to identify ash trees, signs of emerald ash borer infestation, and options for treating and replanting.

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Decision guide for managing ash trees

Size: 8.5" x 11"

Learn how to identify and inventory ash trees and explore your best option for managing them.

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Ash tree ID cards

Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

A quick reference for identifying ash trees.

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10 things you can do to protect water quality

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Steps you can take at home to improve the water quality in Minnesota's lakes, rivers and streams.

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Lake Minnetonka map

Size: 4" x 8"

Includes map, plus safety and public access information.

Yard care and composting

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Managing yard waste

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Options for managing yard waste in Hennepin County.

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Home composting instructions

Size: 8.5"" x 11"

Step-by-step instructions for starting backyard composting.

Living greener

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Green cleaning recipes

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Recipes for cleaning around your home with simple, less-toxic ingredients.

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Identify and reduce hazardous chemicals at home

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Information on simple steps to reduce hazardous chemicals in the home.

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Tips to fight food waste

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Save food with info about food labeling, meal planning, refrigerator food storage and ideas to use up your food.

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Hold the mail

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Simple steps to reduce the amount and hassle of junk mail.

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Remember the bags window cling

Size: 3.5" diameter

Visual prompt to bring reusable bags when going shopping.

Translated materials

Recycling guide: Cambodian Khmer thumbnail
Recycling guide: Cambodian Khmer

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

A guide to what can be recycled in residential recycling programs.

Recycling guide: Hmong thumbnail
Recycling guide: Hmong

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

A guide to what can be recycled in residential recycling programs.

Recycling guide: Lao thumbnail
Recycling guide: Lao

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

A guide to what can be recycled in residential recycling programs.

Recycling guide: Oromo thumbnail
Recycling guide: Oromo

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

A guide to what can be recycled in residential recycling programs.

Recycling guide: Somali thumbnail
Recycling guide: Somali

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

A guide to what can be recycled in residential recycling programs.

Recycling guide: Spanish thumbnail
Recycling guide: Spanish

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

A guide to what can be recycled in residential recycling programs.

Recycling guide: Thai thumbnail
Recycling guide: Thai

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

A guide to what can be recycled in residential recycling programs.

Recycling guide: Vietnamese thumbnail
Recycling guide: Vietnamese

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

A guide to what can be recycled in residential recycling programs.

Recycling guide: Russian thumbnail
Recycling guide: Russian

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

A guide to what can be recycled in residential recycling programs.

Organics guide: Hmong thumbnail
Organics guide: Hmong

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

A guide to what can be recycled in residential organics recycling programs and home set up tips.

Organics guide: Lao thumbnail
Organics guide: Lao

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

A guide to what can be recycled in residential organics recycling programs and home set up tips.

Organics guide: Oromo thumbnail
Organics guide: Oromo

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

A guide to what can be recycled in residential organics recycling programs and home set up tips.

Organics guide: Spanish thumbnail
Organics guide: Spanish

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

A guide to what can be recycled in residential organics recycling programs and home set up tips.

Organics guide: Somali thumbnail
Organics guide: Somali

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

A guide to what can be recycled in residential organics recycling programs and home set up tips.

Organics guide: Swahili thumbnail
Organics guide: Swahili

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

A guide to what can be recycled in residential organics recycling programs and home set up tips.

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Get rid of your unwanted medicines: Hmong

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Information about medicine drop boxes in Hennepin County.

Get rid of your unwanted medicines: Spanish thumbnail
Get rid of your unwanted medicines: Spanish

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Information about medicine drop boxes in Hennepin County.

Get rid of your unwanted medicines: Somali thumbnail
Get rid of your unwanted medicines: Somali

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Information about medicine drop boxes in Hennepin County.

Green cleaning recipes: Spanish thumbnail
Green cleaning recipes: Spanish

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Recipes for cleaning around your home with simple, less-toxic ingredients.

Remember the bags window cling: Lao thumbnail
Remember the bags window cling: Lao

Size: 3.5" diameter

Visual prompt to bring reusable bags when going shopping.

Remember the bags window cling: Hmong thumbnail
Remember the bags window cling: Hmong

Size: 3.5" diameter

Visual prompt to bring reusable bags when going shopping.

Remember the bags window cling: Somali thumbnail
Remember the bags window cling: Somali

Size: 3.5" diameter

Visual prompt to bring reusable bags when going shopping.

Remember the bags window cling: Spanish thumbnail
Remember the bags window cling: Spanish

Size: 3.5" diameter

Visual prompt to bring reusable bags when going shopping.