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someone handing another person some booksConsider renting tools for home projects, lawn and garden equipment, party supplies, and camping and recreational gear. Borrow a book, CD or DVD at a Public Library instead of buying your own copy.

Visit the MN Tool Library   St. Paul Public Libraries



woman loading groceries into her trunk using a reusable grocery bagOrganize a community exchange at a local school, community center or a place of worship. Visit garage sales, estate sales, or auctions. Consignment shops and thrift stores are great places to find bargains and sell reusable goods. 

 HeroSearch.org    Choose to Reuse



man sitting on a curb while he fixes his bike

Try to repair an item before throwing it away. Repairs can be less expensive than replacement and can improve the performance, safety, and/or efficiency of a product.

Ramsey County Fix-it Clinics   Right to Repair



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Did you know that each year, virgin paper production for U.S. phone books chops down 4.68 million trees?  That’s about 14 football fields of forests every day. Click below to quickly and easily opt out of phone book delivery.  

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Fix It Clinics

Fix-It Clinics are sponsored by Ramsey County, where residents can bring in small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices, and more to receive free guided assistance from volunteers with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot, and fix items.

Fix-It Clinics build community connections and reduce the number of repairable objects that are thrown in the trash.

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Additional Resources

Hennepin County: Choose to Reuse Website 

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency: Reuse Ideas

Ramsey County: Reuse and Donation Opportunities

Freecycle.org: Website

Last Edited: November 9, 2021