Cooperative Marketing
Market Development
Materials Exchange
Southeastern Minnesota Recyclers Exchange
Working together to maximize recycling in southeast Minnesota

Joint Powers Board Members:

Blue Earth County
Dodge County   
Freeborn County
Mower County
Olmsted County
City of Red Wing
Rice County
Steele County
Waseca County

Service List

Photo of loading truckCooperative Marketing

Get the Most for Your Money

SEMREX operates a cooperative marketing program, similar to a recyclable materials broker, but was established not for profit, but to promote recycling.

Cooperative Marketing Benefits Include

Marketing fees are utilized to fund operations, but unlike other brokers, dividends are paid to marketing members if fund levels get too high as determined by the Joint Powers Board.

Through partnerships with private companies, SEMREX provides services and expertise to businesses who have sufficient quantities (~10 tons at a time).

Photo of recycling eventEvent Recycling

It's easy to provide recycling at:

How? Each county in the SEMREX region has a number of containers (like the one shown here) that can be loaned out to organizations and groups that want to collect recyclables. These containers can be to borrowed out to service groups, families, event committees etc. Contact your County Solid Waste Office. [See Link to your county].