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Residential organics drop-offs

How to participate

Sign up to the drop-off nearest you by clicking one of the links below.  You will receive an email after signing up that contains the code to the locks at the drop-off locations.  Begin collecting organics in compostable bags (paper or plastic) from your kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms.  Bring your bagged organics to the drop-off site, unlock the cart and place your organics inside.  Please re-lock the cart after use to prevent contamination from others not participating in the drop-off program.  See our Home Setup Tips webpage more information on getting started collecting organics in your home.

Please note that yard waste is not accepted at any of the organics drop-off sites.

How does it work? 

For the park locations, residents must sign up by clicking a link below. Within a day of signing up, residents will be sent a welcome email with instructions, and then they can drop off organics at that park location.

For the South Transfer Station, residents can drop off organics by waiting in line and showing ID to the scale attendant. The scale attendant will ask a couple questions and then direct residents where to drop off the organics.

Drop-off locations:


Armatage Park (2500 W 57th St.)
Carts are located in the middle of the Park parking lot.
Sign up for the Armatage Park drop-off by clicking here

Audubon Park (1320 29th Ave NE)
Carts are located at the east end of the parking lot.
Sign up for the Audubon Park drop-off by clicking here


Folwell Park (1615 Dowling Ave N)
Carts are located in the parking lot.
Sign up for the Folwell Park drop-off by clicking here

Martin Luther King Jr. Park (4055 Nicollet Ave S)
Carts are located at the South end of the parking lot. (Entrance to the parking lot is off of 40th Street S) 

Sign up for the MLK Park drop-off by clicking here

Pearl Park (
414 E Diamond Lake Rd)
Carts are located in the parking lot across from the main entrance.
Sign up for the Pearl Park drop-off by clicking here

Van Cleve Park (
901 15th Ave SE)
Carts are located at the back (west end) of the parking lot.
Sign up for the Van Cleve Park drop-off by clicking here

South Transfer Station (
2850 20th Ave S)
The South Transfer Station drop-off will be open all hours of operation, but staff recommends avoiding peak traffic times. The recommended times to drop off organics are:

2–7:15 p.m., Tuesdays
12:30–7:15 p.m., Wednesdays–Fridays
8:30–10 a.m., Saturdays

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Last updated Mar 20, 2020



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