Organics Recycling

Russell Stanton holding German Giant tomato and blue ribbon at Minnesota State FairEdina Organics Recycling Helps Grow Blue-Ribbon Tomato

Brookview Heights resident Russell Stanton used compost produced from Edina's organics recycling program to grow this 2.74-pound whopper of a tomato that won the blue ribbon at the 2022 Minnesota State Fair. 

Read how he did it (and thank you to all our current participants for helping out).

Organics Diverted From Landfills by Edina Residents

Time Period Tons Diverted
September 2022 87.74
Total since program
launch in June 2020
2,673.66

Three kids around an organics recycling cartOrganics Recycling redirects food waste from the trash to be fully recycled into compost. This type of recycling can be an easy way for residents to participate in helping our climate and reduce the amount of greenhouse gases produced.

The City of Edina passed the Climate Action Plan in December 2021 with the goal to divert 70 percent of our organics away from landfills by 2030. 

The goal of the city's Organics Recycling program is to ensure that every resident can benefit from better waste management practices. The program fee appears on quarterly utility bills with the traditional recycling.

Free rolls of compostable bags are available at the Edina Senior Center reception desk. 

Organics Recycling Guide