Increased recycling and reuse of materials from the waste stream not only reduces waste sent to landfills, but also results in cleaner water, less littering and increased local job opportunities.
By engaging and educating the community about the importance of recycling and the broad range of materials that can be recycled, reduced and/or reused, we can protect the natural resources our community enjoys.
The City is planning for the future management of solid waste, organics and recycling by developing a 10-year solid waste management plan (SWMP).
The draft plan is available for review and public comments through Nov. 30, and will be adopted in December.
The SWMP will provide a framework for implementing new recycling and organics management goals imposed by Minnesota state law and Hennepin County policies outlined in its 2018 Solid Waste Management Master Plan. Public input collected over the past few years was also incorporated into the City’s draft SWMP.
Beyond organics and multifamily recycling initiatives, Eden Prairie’s SWMP will provide goals and policies for public education, traditional curbside recycling, yard waste management, drop-off events and solid waste collection improvements.