The City of Edina strives to be a leader among cities in sustainable practices and in making the changes necessary to address climate change.
In response to the State of Minnesota directing the counties in Minnesota to reduce the amount of waste that goes to a landfill (see state statutes here), Hennepin County implemented an ordinance to require cities in the county make organic collection available to the residents by Jan. 1, 2022.
The Edina City Council approved a curbside residential collection program in March 2019, which went into effect in summer 2020. The city’s solid waste ordinances may be viewed here.
The organics program was built using the same model as the existing recycling program, where every single-family, double- and multi-unit properties up to eight will receive a cart to get maximum participation in the program.