Monthly Archives: March 2012

2012 Yard Waste Collection Changes

Updated information about changes to yard waste collection from Minneapolis’ Department of Solid Waste and Recycling.

All bagged yard waste must be in compostable bags. Acceptable bags include Kraft (paper) bags and compostable plastic bags.   Compostable plastic bags should clearly state that they meet ASTM D6400 standards for composting and be marked as compostable. Biodegradable or degradable bags do not meet state law.  Watch for the logos below to find bags that meet standards required under law.

  Kompostierbar                OKcompost                       USCompostingCouncil

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What can you recycle in Minneapolis? Now, more than ever


New paper and plastic materials  added to the City of Minneapolis recycling program

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2012 Yard Waste Season begins April 9. Important collection changes coming.

With the start of the 2012 Yard Waste season Minneapolis Solid Waste and Recycling is banning the collection of plastic yard waste bags. Check the city’s website for more details:

Raingarden Information

Backyard Composting Information