Your garbage hauler is required to provide you with a recycling bin or cart and information on what can be recycled.
Top 10 Confusing Recyclables
Understanding which materials you can or can't recycle can be confusing. With recycling market changes in the recent years, it's more important than ever to only include clean, recyclable materials in your cart and to stop 'wish-cycling' (throwing in items that you hope can be recycled). Below is a list of the top 10 most confusing items that are not recyclable. Remember, 'when in doubt, throw it out' and add only the right items to your recycling cart.
The following information will help you dispose of other items properly. Visit the Carver County Environmental Center's website, which includes the items they collect, fees (if applicable), and directions to their facility at 116 Peavey Circle in Chaska.
To find more options for recycling in Carver County, visit Recycle Carver’s website.
There are lots of charities that will reuse various items you no longer need. Do a google search for your particular item using 'MN (item category) donation' and you'll discover multiple organizations who are interested in receiving your usable goods.
There are a variety of charities that accept car donations. Just a few of the local non-profits include:
Furniture, Small Home Goods, etc.
Local charities that accept usable, clean items include:
Office Supplies, Working Computers
Carver Scott Humane Society accepts clean rags and towels, leashes, unused kitty litter and pet food.