What this means for you, residents of Minneapolis: On July 31st, we will email out the new lock code for the Organic Recycling bins at Pearl Park, to all of the registered participants in the program. Then, beginning Aug 1st, there will be no more scheduled drop-site times, you can go whenever is convenient for you!!
So, if you have not yet signed up and want to use the drop site, please visit this website to do so and you will be on the list to receive that code: www.minneapolismn.gov/organics This website also has the details of the program, a great FAQ section, and links to other resources to help you get started on efficient and easy organics collection.
In addition to the recycling you’re already doing with your nice big blue recycle bin, collecting organics is another great way to reduce your household waste even further! Residential organics include:
1. Food waste (including meat, bones and dairy)
2. Food-soiled and non-recyclable paper (including used kleenex, papertowels, napkins, wrapping paper, etc.)
3. Compostable Plastics (must be certified ASTM D-6400 and be labeled #7 PLA in the recycling symbol or BPI logo on them to be accepted) Plastic bags MUST have the BPI logo on them. Black or white plastic bags are NOT compostable and are not accepted.
4. Other compostable items (animal and human hair and nail trimmings, dryer lint, wood chopsticks, toothpicks and popsicle sticks, etc.)
If you have any questions about the program that are not answered on the Mpls Organics website, please call Solid Waste & Recycling at (612) 673-2917 or email Kellie Kish, Recycling Coordinator with the City of Mpls at email@example.com
For some stats and information on how the program is doing, check out this HPDL website update from a month ago.