Schools in Minnesota are considered a public entity and are required to follow recycling related State Statutes. The following are regulations about recyclable container requirements and environmentally preferable practices.
Minnesota State Statute 115A.151 – Recyclable Material Container Requirements; Public Entities
Under this law, public entities are required to have containers for at least three recyclable materials, such as, but not limited to, paper, glass, plastic and metal, and transfer all recyclable materials collected to a recycler.
Minnesota State Statute 16B.122 – Purchase and Use of Paper Stock; Printing
This law requires all public entities to follow environmentally preferable printing practices, including use of paper with a minimum of 10% post-consumer recycled content.