Partnership on Waste and Energy

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2024 Legislative Platform

The Partnership on Waste and Energy— a collaboration between Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties—seeks to end waste, promote renewable energy and enhance the health and resiliency of communities we serve while advancing equity and responding to the challenges of a changing climate.

Build on Waste Management Act goals

PWE supports policies that reach beyond current public health and environmental goals and advance equity and climate resilience.

PWE supports forward-looking policy and regulatory design to align energy and materials management strategies, encourage emerging technologies and support new markets for waste.

PWE supports maintaining Minnesota’s hierarchy of waste management practices.

PWE supports a legislative commission on waste management, energy and climate change issues.

Create a more sustainable, climate resilient economy

PWE supports measures to design waste, toxicity and pollution out of the marketplace and keep products and resources in use for a more equitable circular economy.

PWE supports strong, innovative partnerships between the state, local government and private entities to use waste as a resource and maximize the benefits of action on waste, energy and climate initiatives.

Enhance solid waste financing

 PWE supports tax and finance policies that create effective incentives and distribute resources in alignment with policy goals.

PWE supports robust state funding for local government to carry out statutory responsibilities.

County Recycling Spending and SCORE Grants, 2021 - 76% County and Other Revenues, 19% SCORE, 5% Required Match - State grants cover only 1/5 of county spending for recycling.

Click here to view the Partnership on Waste and Energy’s 2024 legislative platform in PDF format.

Policy Position Statements

Written Testimony

Written testimony or other communications submitted on specific issues or bills before the legislature can be viewed using the links below.

2024 Legislative Session

Archived Legislative Platforms

Contact for More Information

Rob Vanasek
Capitol Hill Associates
Phone: 612-964-4876

Sam Richie
Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A.
Phone: 218-301-9758