Map outlines plan for organics recycling rollout

A new map shows which neighborhoods will be the first to participate in the city’s new organics recycling program.

About a quarter of the city will be included in the first phase of the rollout, which is scheduled to begin in August. The remainder of the city will be able to request green carts for the composting program in May 2016.

Residents living in one to four-unit residential homes can opt into the program by contacting the city at [email protected] or 673-2917. 

The city first launched an organics collection pilot program in Linden Hills in 2008. It has since expanded to East Calhoun and six other neighborhoods in South Minneapolis.

There are also five organics drop-off sites in the city.

Organics collected by the city will include food scraps, food-soiled and non-recyclable paper and compostable plastics, among other things. For more information, click here