Can I opt out or decline a cart?

You can decline or return your cart by contacting the Organics Recycling Coordinator Twila Singh at 952-826-1657 or TSingh@EdinaMN.gov. Email is preferred so that the address is as accurate. While you are not required to keep the cart, this is a new citywide utility in addition to our traditional recycling. The cost is $5.50/month which will appear on your quarterly utility statement. At this time, we do not have the option to remove the charge from your account. Just like traditional recycling, even if we choose not to recycle aluminum and cardboard, we are all paying into the organics program to encourage maximum participation.

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1. Why is the City starting an organics collection program?
2. What are the benefits of organics recycling?
3. How do I get started?
4. I am overwhelmed by this. I am unsure of how to get started?
5. I am not sure that I want to do this.
6. What if I am already signed up for Vierkant's organics program?
7. Can tea bags go into the organics bin?
8. I do not have much stuff to put in the cart.
9. What can I recycle in my organics cart?
10. Is there a smaller sized cart available?
11. Can I opt out or decline a cart?
12. When does the fee for curbside organics recycling start?
13. How much does this program cost me?
14. How often is my organics cart picked up?
15. What is the difference between biodegradable vs compostable?
16. Can I change the size of my organics cart?
17. Can I use regular plastic bags to collect organics?
18. Who will collect my organics recycling?
19. How is organics recycling different from backyard composting?
20. Will collecting organics make my house smell?
21. What should I do if I'm already backyard composting?
22. Where do my organics go?
23. Do other cities in the area have organics programs?
24. Does the City provide free kitchen pails?
25. Can businesses in Edina participate in the organics recycling program?
26. Will residents of multi-family dwellings be charged for the program?
27. I want to promote this on social media. What hashtags should I use?
28. I use my garbage disposal for food scraps. Should I keep doing that?
29. I live in an apartment/condo and I would like to participate. How do I get started?
30. I want to do the right thing, but I do not have space in my garage.
31. Brown paper bags acceptable?
32. How do I know if the item is recycling or for the compost/organics recycling?
33. I really like these handle bags that I received with my cart. Can I get some more?
34. How can I prevent or get rid of maggots in my organics recycling cart?
35. My organics cart was not picked up on my scheduled day. What should I do?
36. Do the materials have to be bagged before putting inside the cart?