Organics recycling will be available at all City buildings
You’ll soon be able to recycle organics at all City buildings. Look for these bins in break rooms and kitchenettes in the coming weeks:
- All food scraps including fruits, vegetables, bones, meat, breads, pasta, nut shells, eggshells and dairy products.
- Shredded paper with no metal or plastic: staples, paper clips or windows from envelopes.
- Paper towels.
- Non-recyclable and food-soiled paper products including napkins, facial tissues, egg cartons and pizza boxes.
- Other compostable items including coffee grounds; tea bags; wood chopsticks, Popsicle sticks and toothpicks; hair; and houseplant trimmings.
- Certified compostable paper cups, plates, bowls, utensils, bags and takeout containers. Look for the BPI or Cedar Grove logo to make sure:
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.
All across Minneapolis
Residential organics recycling is rolling out citywide. It’s all part of the move to become a zero-waste city. Find more information at www.minneapolismn.gov/organics.
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 May 31, 2016