News: County launches new resources to stay green this spring

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Contact: Christina Schmitt, Environment and Energy, 612-987-1741 

Contact: Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

County launches new resources to stay green this spring

After spring cleaning, residents can visit Hennepin County's new Choose to Reuse website for easy ways to keep usable stuff out of the trash and find quality items without buying new.

Residents who find torn or stained clothing in their closets can now dispose of these items at Hennepin County’s Bloomington or Brooklyn Park drop-off facilities.

New features of Choose to Reuse website

Residents can visit the website to:

  • Browse through more than 600 places to sell, donate, buy, repair, rent and share items
  • Locate reuse resources near their zip code
  • Learn more about reuse topics, such as cloth diapering and the drawbacks of fast fashion
  • Find local events, like area Fix-It Clinics, neighborhood garage sales, classes and more

Find out more on the Choose to Reuse website.

Details of non-reusable clothing drop-off

Hennepin County accepts clothing, linens and other textiles including:

  • Torn or stained clothing 
  • Shoes and accessories 
  • Bedding and pillows
  • Curtains
  • Towels
  • Tablecloths
  • Stuffed toys

Items must be clean, dry and in plastic bags. This service is free of charge.

Found out more in the Green Disposal Guide.

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