2016 Business Recycling Law
New Recycling Requirement for Businesses
Starting January 1, 2016, recycling will be the law for many businesses. Commercial building owners operating or leasing to a retail establishment, restaurant, educational or professional service, health care service or any other business with a North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code between 42 and 81 and contracting disposal of at least four cubic yards of solid waste per week must recycle at least three materials, such as paper, glass, plastic, metal and organics (food waste and soiled paper).
Ames Center Begins Recycling Organics
The Burnsville Ames Center continues to "wow the crowds" with its newest venture: organics recycling. Guests at the Ames Center may notice the new, brightly colored bins around the venue that feature traditional recycling, trash, and a special spot just for organic waste.
To make recycling easier, the new containers have labels showing what can be thrown where, and most of the items in the concession/bar have been switched to BPI-Certified compostable alternatives. While bottles, cans and paper handouts can continue to go in the regular blue recycling bin, things such as cups, plastic forks, napkins, apple cores, and most food containers can go into the green organics bin. Other items such as candy wrappers or chip bags should still go in the trash.
Many of these new BPI-Certified compostable items are made of a plant based plastic and look like they could go in the recycling bin. However, in order for them to be turned into compost, they will need to go in the green bin with other compostable items. If you are unsure if the item you purchased is compostable, check the item for the BPI Logo or just ask any staff member at the Ames Center.
Organics recycling plays an essential role in keeping valuable materials out of landfills. Organics collected at the Ames Center will be brought to a local organics recycling facility to be turned into compost, a valuable soil additive. Compost improves soil quality, reduces erosion, reduces greenhouse gases, and decreases the need for chemical fertilizers.
So, next time you’re at the Ames Center, grab an ice cold refreshment and make to sure throw the whole cup in the green bin when you’re done- straw too!
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Burnsville Curbside Collection Week (June 4th-9th)
It's that time of year again for Burnsville's annual curbside collection week. This year, Certified Recycling will be doing a curbside pick-up of bulky items, appliances, & electronics for a discounted, per-item fee. Make sure to call Certified directly at 952-894-1448 to schedule a pick-up for the week of June 4th and arrange payment.
Collection Week: June 4th-9th, during your normal garbage collection day
To schedule pick-up: Residents must call Certified directly at 952-894-1448 and mention the I Love Burnsville Curbside Collection to receive reduced rate.
|NOTE: Pickup will be on the same day as weekly garbage collection. Items can only be left out on the DAY OF scheduled pickup.|
Items accepted and fees:
- Appliances such as air conditioner, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, stove/oven, water heater, washer, dryer, dehumidifier ($20 per item),
- Water softener ($30)
- Electronics: Computer set ($28); Computer monitor ($25); Computer keyboard ($3); Printer/Copier ($10)
- Under 13": $20
- 13"-19": $25
- 20"-27": $35
- 28"-35": $65
- 36"and larger: $75
- Chairs ($10-$20); Stuffed chair ($30); Reclining chair ($40);
- Couch ($50); Hide-A-Bed ($70)
- Table ($20); Desk ($30)
- Toilet ($20)
- Entertainment center ($45)
- Mattress ($35); Box spring ($35); Bed Frame- metal only (free)
- Mirror ($6); Lamp ($6); Vacuum ($12)
- Stationary exercise bicycle ($18); Treadmill ($35); Bicycles ($6)
- Gas grill ($10); Lawn mower ($25-$35); Snow blowers ($25); Leaf blower/weed trimmer ($10)
- Patio Door ($15); Storm/interior door ($15)
- Tires ($5-$15)
Curious about the other I Love Burnsville Events? Click here for more information. Questions? Call the Burnsville Recycling department (Dakota Valley Recycling) at 952-895-4511 or contact us via email.