SEMREX is a Joint Powers Board made up of local government entities (Counties and Cities). It is organized to promote regional waste reduction activities through recycling, cooperative marketing ventures, market development strategies, materials exchange efforts, public education, and other projects to protect the environment of southeast Minnesota.
SEMREX member agencies share educational materials and advertising making the most of educational dollars. Staff have developed joint radio ads, saving time and utilizing the fact that radio waves cross county lines and reach more people with a consistent message.
Staff also share processing, contracting and other operational knowledge.
Through joint purchases of promotional items, costs are reduced making the most of advertising budgets for all of the member entities.