Compost captains wanted for Linden Hills organics collection

Linden Hills residents who are interested in becoming “compost captains” for the neighborhood’s source-separated organics pilot program can attend a meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 2720 W. 43rd St. (enter through the glass door between Wild Rumpus and Linden Hills Yarn, up one flight to the door on the left).

Captains will be responsible for educating the neighbors on their blocks about how to sign up for the program, which is scheduled to begin in March. Participating homeowners will get green, wheeled bins that look like garbage cans to use as receptacles for recycling organic waste such as table scraps, lawn clippings and pizza boxes. The city would pick up the waste every two weeks along with residents’ regular recycling, and take it to a compost facility in the suburbs.

At tomorrow’s meeting, captains will learn which trash is compostable and how to help members of their blocks sign up for the program. Email to RSVP.