Why is Organics Recycling part of Edina’s services?

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.

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1. My organics cart was not picked up on my scheduled day. What should I do?
2. What day is my organics recycling picked up/How frequently is the cart emptied?
3. Can tea bags go into the organics bin?
4. Can I use regular plastic bags to collect organics?
5. Do the materials have to be bagged before putting inside the cart?
6. How is organics recycling different from backyard composting?
7. What is the difference between biodegradable vs compostable?
8. How do I know if the item is for recycling bin or for the compost/organics recycling bin?
9. I live in an apartment/condo and I would like to participate. How do I get started?
10. Do businesses in Edina participate in the organics recycling program?
11. What should I do if I want to participate, but I don't have room in my garage?
12. What are the benefits of organics recycling?
13. Why is Organics Recycling part of Edina’s services?
14. How much does this program cost me?
15. Can I change the size of my organics cart?
16. Can I opt out or decline a cart?
17. Where does the stuff I put in the organics cart go?
18. I want to promote this on social media. Which hashtags should I use?
19. What about these jumping worms I heard about?
20. How can I prevent or get rid of maggots in my organics recycling cart?
21. When is the next compost giveaway?