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Eureka Recycling truck

Eureka Recycling's trucks are intentionally designed to get people thinking about not only recycling, but waste reduction as well. Each truck in the fleet was given a name by a community, along with an accompanying "personality" that ties each truck to a specific aspect of the recycling program to help educate residents about recycling in a fun way.

But Eureka Recycling's trucks are not just green on the outside.

Eureka Recycling's fleet was the first in the state, and one of the first in the nation, to run entirely on B-20 biodiesel. Biodiesel is a cleaner fuel made from soybeans that produce much less pollution than regular diesel fuel, which results in reduced emissions and healthier air for our employees and the families we serve.

In addition, Eureka Recycling currently has diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) installed on our fleet to specifically reduce our particulate emissions. A DOC is a device that uses a chemical process to break down pollutants in the exhaust stream into less harmful components.

As part of our mission to ensure that all of the material that is collected can be recycled to its highest and best use we do not use trucks that compact (crush) the material to conserve space. In addition to protecting the quality of the material this decision also helps make our trucks lighter. Lighter trucks get better gas mileage and do not damage roads as much as other heavier compacting trucks.

Thank you to the thousands of recyclers who helped to name and personalize our trucks in 2003 as they were paraded at community festivals. We also thank the local businesses that sponsored and 'adopted' trucks to show their support of community-based recycling and our regional partners and sponsors who support community recycling in a big way.

Read on to find out which truck belongs to your neighborhood and see what they have to say!

Earl E Bird truck decal

Earl E. Bird is an early riser and could be at your curb as early as 7 a.m., so be sure to put your recycling out before he drives by.
Named at District 2 on August 5, 2003
Parent is The Saint Paul Neighborhood Energy Consortium
624 Selby Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104
(651) 221-4462
www.spnec.org

Green Gene truck decal

Green Gene the Biodiesel Machine eats soybeans to keep on movin'. He likes to be out in sunny weather and gentle rains that help the soybean plants grow!
Nominated by Gene Giefer of Como Park and Gail Musolf of Selby/Dale
Named at Living Green Expo on April 13, 2003
Parents are Recyclaholics
5016 Turtle Lane East
Shoreview, MN 55126
(612) 521-LOOP (5667)
www.recyclaholics.com
AND
Golden's Deli
275 4th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(651) 224-8888

Bomba truck decal

¡Bomba! (Firecracker) is a fiery truck with lots of energy. She's not exactly quiet but she tries extra hard not to bother you and your neighbors when she's picking up recycling.
Named at Cinco de Mayo on May 3, 2003
Parent is
Jerabek's New Bohemian Coffeehouse
63 Winifred St W
Saint Paul, MN 55107
(651) 228-1245

Reco truck decal

RECO likes to keep things simple and lives by the motto "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle... in that order!" He does his part every day to keep your resources out of landfills and incinerators.
Nominated by Joan Brand of Phalen Lake neighborhood.
Named at
Grand Old Days on June 1, 2003.
Parent is Estetica Salon and Day Spa 165 Western Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 228-9327
Sponsor is Aveda Corporation
4000 Pheasant Ridge Drive NE
Blaine, MN 55449
(763) 783-4000

Siv Dua truck decal

Siv Dua (Hmong-"Use Again," pronounced "she doo-ah,") has a special talent for finding creative ways to use things over and over again. Before she recycles anything, she tries to reuse it first.
Nominated by
Portage for Youth members of Dayton's Bluff
Named at Moundstock in Dayton's Bluff on June 28, 2003
Parent is Flannery Construction
351 Kellogg Blvd E
Saint Paul, MN
(651) 225-1105

Archimedes truck decal

Archimedes is smarter than your average truck and is constantly testing new and better ways to run Saint Paul's recycling program. When he makes a breakthrough, you'll hear him cry, "Eureka!"
Nominated by Deepa Nirmal of Como Park and Eva von Dassow of Lexington-Hamline
Named at Saint Anthony Park on July 7, 2003
Parent is Saint Anthony Park Dental
2278 Como Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108
(651) 644-9216
Sponsor is Robert D. Shepard, CFPtm
Specialist in Ethical Investments Capital Management Securities, Inc.
(952) 746-1108
AND
Citizens Funds

Loopy truck decal

Loopy works hard to collect glass so that it can become new glass bottles in the future. Close the loop!
Nominated by Steve Curtis of West 7th and Mary Louise Shields of the West Side.
Named at District 5's Families First Festival on July 26, 2003
Parent is Kam Insurance
1016 Arcade Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106
(651) 771-3450

Jade truck decal

Jade is durable and tough and always uses the right tool to get the job done, which is why she appreciates it when people use blue bins.
Nominated by Cindy Hodges of Merriam Park
Named at the Rondo Days celebration on July 19, 2003
Parent is Selby Wine & Spirits
778 Selby Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104
(651) 602-0500

Cartwright truck decal

Cartwright just loves big buildings—the bigger the better—with lots of people, apartments and recycling carts. Nothing makes Cartwright happier than picking up carts full of trash-free recycling.
Named at Frogtown on August 5, 2003
Parent is Dale Street Greenhouse
533 North Dale Street
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(651) 227-4000
Sponsor is DeRuyter Associates
10275 Wayzata Blvd #300
Minnetonka, MN 55449
(952) 544-5475

Curbie truck decal

Curbie tells everyone he knows about recycling because he knows that recycling is an easy thing that everyone can do to make a big difference.
Nominated by Kathy Cook of Dayton's Bluff and Chet Slipek of Highland Park.
Named at the Rice Street Festival on August 2, 2003
Parent is Kendall's Ace Hardware
Corner of Como/Dale
978 North Dale St
Saint Paul, MN 55117
(651) 489-3210
Sponsor is Vasko Disposal Solutions (now Veolia Environmental Services)
309 Como Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(651) 487-8546
www.veoliatwincities.com

Sparkle truck decal

Sparkle loves a party and always stays late to make sure the cans, bottles and paper go in her compartments for recycling instead of being wasted in the trash.
Nominated by Hayley Bush and Carl Schlueton of Iris Park
Named in
Battle Creek on August 3, 2003
Parent is Culvers of Saint Paul
2065 Old Hudson Road
Saint Paul, MN 55119
(651) 735-0444

Digger truck decal

Digger is thorough and gritty and not afraid to get dirty as he digs through the tiny urban mines we call recycling bins. Digger knows the real thing when he sees it and he's never tempted to pick up fool's gold.
Named at Highland Fest on August 9, 2003
Parent is Half Price Books
2041 Ford Parkway
Saint Paul, MN 55116
(651) 699-1391
www.halfpricebooks.com
Sponsor is Aveda Corporation
4000 Pheasant Ridge Drive NE
Blaine, MN 55449
(763) 783-4000

Flip truck decal

Flip the Frog won't turn into a prince but he'll turn your recycling into new products that will win your heart. Ribbit! It's not easy being green!
Variations nominated by Walter Radtke of the East Side (The Green Frog), Ruth Johnson of Battle Creek and Angela Wells of Mt. Airy (Kermit the Frog).
Named at the North Como Recreation Center on August 13, 2003
Parent is
Como Zoo and Conservatory Society
1225 Estabrook Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(651) 487-8229
www.comozooconservatory.org

Hank truck decal

Hank likes to kick back with you during those precious days off, but he's right back out the next day to make sure your recycling is picked up—which means he runs one day late for the rest of the week and often works on Saturdays.
Named at Hamline Midway on August 18, 2003.
Parent is Midway Animal Hospital
731 N. Snelling Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104
(651) 644-2100

Rosie truck decal

Rosie is as tough as the steel cans she works hard to collect every day. She rolls up her sleeves to do her part! Join her now and support of the effort to reduce waste by recycling! We Can Do It!
Named in City of Roseville on July 7, 2006.

Espresso truck decal

Espresso Mornings can be tough, but that doesn’t stop Espresso! She gets going with a good cup’a joe so she can get to your neighborhood by 7am! Be sure to put the pot on early so you don’t miss her!
Named in City of Roseville on July 7, 2006.

52 Pick-up truck decal

52 Pick-up King of the calendar, 52 Pick-up isn’t a Joker when it comes to picking up your recycling! Gotta full house of bottles, cans and papers? You can count on this Ace because he’s there all 52 weeks of the year!
Named in Maplewood on August 16, 2006.

Leaf truck decal

Leaf In nature, everything is recycled and nothing is wasted. Leaf is inspired by this so she makes sure everything she picks up is truly recycled! You, too, can follow nature's model by reusing, recycling, and composting every day.
Named in Maplewood on August 16, 2006.

All truck artwork was designed by Barbara Keith.

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Last Update: September 2006