Organics Recycling

  1. Shredded Paper No Longer Accepted in Organics; Put in Trash

    Composting facilities will no longer accept shredded paper, so people should bag it and place it in their trash, not in recycling or organics bins. Read on...
  2. Enter the Organics Recycling Poster Contest

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Organics Diverted From Landfills by Edina Residents

Time Period Tons Diverted
September 2021 105.63
Total since program
launch in June 2020
1,592.62

Organics recycling redirects food waste from theThree kids around an organics recycling cart 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.

Organics Recycling Guide