Organics Diverted From Landfills by Edina Residents
Total since program launch in June 2020
Organics recycling redirects food waste from the trash to be fully recycled into compost. The program fee appears on quarterly utility bills.
In an effort to meet Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Hennepin County waste reduction goals, the City Council directed staff to implement a organics recycling program in 2020. A study by Hennepin County found that at least 25 percent of trash is made up of organic materials – the largest category within trash that could be diverted from landfills.