Who is collecting organics for composting?
Organics recycling programs are developing throughout the Twin Cities. In Anoka County, the County has two organics drop-offs at its compost sites. Additionally, about half of the communities have drop-off sites for residents to bring their organics. Area schools and restaurants have also started organics collection programs. Organics collection is happening at local community events and at high traffic destinations such as the 3M Championship Golf Tournament and Bunker Beach.
What else can I do?
Sign up to participate in an organics drop-off program today.
Anoka County Organics Recycling Program
City and Township Organics Recycling Programs
Watch for organics collection containers at events; most containers have signage to identify types of items accepted. Large venues like the Minnesota Twins and St. Paul Saints stadiums also offer organics collection.
Reduce your food waste by purchasing only what you need or by freezing items. Expiration dates serve as freshness guidelines; rely on your senses to determine if an item should be thrown away. Use plates, cups, silverware and cloth napkins rather than disposable items. Donate canned and dry goods you don't plan to use.