Organics recycling to roll out at City buildings
You’ll soon be able to recycle organics at City Hall, the Public Service Center and City of Lakes buildings.
- All food scraps including fruits, vegetables, bones, meat, breads, pasta, nut shells, eggshells and dairy products.
- Non-recyclable and food-soiled paper products including paper towels, napkins, facial tissues, waxed paper, egg cartons and pizza boxes.
- Certified compostable paper cups, plates, bowls, utensils, bags and takeout containers. Look for the BPI or Cedar Grove logo to make sure:
- Other compostable items including coffee grounds; tea bags; wood chopsticks, Popsicle sticks and toothpicks; hair; and houseplant trimmings.
Do not include: non-certified compostable coffee cups, plastic bags and food-service items; milk cartons; ice cream tubs; Chinese-food containers; microwave-popcorn bags; paper coated with foil; Styrofoam; products labeled “biodegradable”; diapers; sanitary products; cleaning and baby wipes; and yard waste.
Look for these bins in break rooms and kitchenettes in the coming weeks at City Hall, the Public Service Center and City of Lakes:
The organics recycling program will help the City reduce trash, create compost and improve soil quality. The internal organics recycling program was successfully tested recently by employees in Public Works, Health, Regulatory Services, the Mayor’s Office and the City Council offices.
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Help the City communicate the new organics recycling program
Watch this video to learn more about organics recycling in Minneapolis. Please share the video with your friends and neighbors to spread the word about this new service. The video is also available in Spanish, Somali and Hmong.
Published Jan 25, 2016