Organics Recycling

Organics Diverted From Landfills by Edina Residents

Time Period Tons Diverted
January 2021 117.54
Total since program
launch in June 2020
786.78

Person dropping organics bag into organics recycling binOrganics recycling gives residents a chance to redirect their food scraps from the trash to the organics bin. 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.