Eureka Recycling is a nonprofit zero waste organization and social enterprise recycler based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are dedicated to preventing waste through demonstration, education, and advocacy.
As a local nonprofit – and without shareholders – our proceeds stay right here and are reinvested into our community through competitive compensation for our local workforce that includes living wage and benefits for our more than 130 employees; advocacy and policy work aimed at supporting and protecting our community and environment; partnering with local vendors and businesses; and contributing to a thriving local economy by selling 91% of our sorted materials in the Midwest region, including 76% to businesses in Minnesota.
Eureka operates as a zero waste laboratory. We take the data and experiences from our operations and apply it to policy, advocacy, and education work that is aimed at changing systems, so it’s easier to not only recycle more, but – more importantly – to waste less.