Please note: This collection has ceased due to expanded plastic recycling options at Whole Foods. You can take #5 plastics to the store located at Fairview and Grand Aves in St. Paul.
In the Midway area of St. Paul, HMEG members have set up a yogurt cup collection for the purposes of reuse. The collected cups will be made into seed starting kits. HMEG members have pondered waste reduction topics for some time, even writing applications for grants. There is the option to institutionalized waste; personal choice and action! Here is the yogurt cup collection announcement:
HMEG Announces a Yogurt Cup Re-Use Collection in the Midway at Shirtz Unlimited on Snelling Avenue. The Hamline Midway Environmental Group (HMEG), in partnership with the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM), invites you to recycle your large and small yogurt cups (with lids) to reduce waste! HMEG has arranged a neighborhood drop-off location at Shirtz Unlimited, a locally owned shirt screening business, on Snelling Avenue near the intersection of Minnehaha Avenue. The yogurt cup recycling is sponsored by the Recycling Association of Minnesotawww.recycleminnesota.org). The yogurt cups will be re-used to make seed starter kits for sale to the public. To recycle your yogurt cups and cottage cheese containers bring them to the Shirtz Unlimited store (755 Snelling Ave N, 651-645-3311). The pilot re-use program accepts only CLEAN single serving (6oz) and 32oz containers for recycling. Don't forget the lids! Please, no Yoplait brand or six-pack containers.