Hennepin County’s Zero Waste Challenge Signups Due Aug. 18
You have until this Sunday to sign up for Hennepin County’s Zero Waste Challenge.
The county will select 50 households to take the eight-month challenge. County staff will customize ways a household can reduce trash. Participants will be asked to weigh their waste for before the program starts and toward the end to determine progress.
“It’s going to either to a waste energy facility or landfill and that all costs money,” said Carolyn Collopy, master recycler and composter program coordinator with Hennepin County. “When it’s going to a landfill, it’s there forever. It’s something that we residents of Minnesota are going to pay to manage forever and it could potentially be a threat to our groundwater.”
County officials say in the last two years the program helped reduce waste by nearly 30 percent.