Specialized Environmental Technologies was established in 2000. Since then, SET has become a leader in the development of sustainable organic waste solutions in the Twin Cities metro area. SET owns or operates four yard waste processing and retail outlets in the region. We are proud to be a Minnesota business serving customers, clients, and communities.
In addition, it has established the largest sustainable organics composting operation in the Midwest at their Empire location. This organics operation is supported by an infrastructure of transfer stations, and receives and processes over 25,000 tons of Source Separated Organic Material annually.
Currently, SET employs 35 people with has six operations and affiliates locally. As one of the largest processors of residential yard waste and organics in the Midwest, SET accepts and processes over 80,000 tons yard waste, brush and biomass each year. These organic materials are composted and turned into soil amendments and blends used for the horticultural, organic farming, infrastructure and other industries around the State.