Pilot program aims to reduce waste during moving at apartments and townhouses

Many items that residents throw out while moving — furniture, clothes, dishes etc. — may be reusable to others. So give your unwanted stuff a second life instead of throwing them away.

Not sure where to start? Hennepin County’s new move-out pilot program for multi-family properties makes it easy.

Here’s how it works: Properties receive a container for collecting reusable materials. Residents fill the container with items they no longer want, such as chairs, clothes, dishes, coffee makers, lamps. etc. When the container is full, your designated reuse partner is called for pick-up.

There is no cost to participate. For info contact Kirsten Wahlberg at kirsten.wahlberg@hennepin.us or 612-348-6846.