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Free solid waste training and assessment opportunities March 27, 28

Posted: March 19, 2013 - 5:05pm

Do you want to... Improve process efficiencies? Reduce waste? Recycle more? Save money?

The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP), a non-regulatory technical assistance program for Minnesota businesses, is offering free solid waste trainings and on-site assessments for cities and businesses in Cass County and the surrounding region on March 27 & 28.

Training topics will include: Intro to MnTAP, Waste 101, source reduction and waste prevention, data collection and analysis, reuse and MN materials exchange, waste assessments and sorts - why and how, self-audit skills, and managing organic wastes.

The University of MN Technical Assistance Program (MnTAp) obtained a grant from the USDA Rural Development Utilities program to join with county solid waste officials in northern and western Minnesota as we work to increase source reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting rates in our respective counties. In addition to the workshops on March 27, two businesses or local government entities will be chosen to receive a free waste audit the following day.

Schedule of events:

Wednesday, March 27

8 a.m. to noon: Training for government staff

1-5 p.m.: Training for businesses

Trainings on March 27 will take place at the Cass County Land Department Office, 218 Washburn Ave E, Backus, MN 56435

To attend a training session and/or reserve an assessment for your business call Cass County Environmental Services, at 218-547-7241 or email Brita Sailer at bsailer.matex@co.cass.mn.us. Advance registration is preferred. Day-of registration will also be available.

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