Monthly Archives: June 2012

Household hazardous waste collection


Collection events are held Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates and locations:
  • July 26 – 28, City of Minneapolis, Dunwoody College of Technology
  • August 16 – 18, City of Minneapolis, Pillsbury School parking lot
Materials accepted include household, lawn and garden products, electronics, mercury-containing items and auto wastes. Visit for a full list of materials accepted and maps to the event sites.

Recycle plastic garden pots


Did you know you can drop off clean garden pots, trays, cell packs and hanging baskets at more than 20 garden centers in the Twin Cities?  Locally Bachman’s Floral, Gift & Garden Center and Wagner Greenhouses, Inc. will accept pots on June 16-17 and September 15-16. Find other locations and other dates, at

Reminder: June 13 Curb-side Recycling Information Session

In order to better inform residents about changes to curb-side recycling, the City of Mineapolis has partnered with Eastside Food Co-op to conduct community education meetings.  These meetings will focus on what can be recycled, options for the items that can’t be recycled, and why they can’t be recycled, as well as questions residents may have about how to sort and store their recyclables for pick-up.

A session for Lynnhurst residents is scheduled for Wednesday, June 13, 7pm at Lynnhurst Park.


Composting with Worms

by V. Ribich

If you do not have the space or do not like the look of a compost bin in your yard, worm composting may be an alternative to consider. I have been composting with worms for roughly five years. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to reduce the amount of garbage wheeled to the curb each week and to create the best natural fertilizer for your plants and shrubs.

It is easy to get started.   Read more after the break to find out how

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What can you recycle in Minneapolis? – part deux

Question? Be sure to attend the Community Meeting June 13; 7:00 pm @ Lynnhurst Park

Since posting notice of the community curb-side recycling education meeting, it became apparent that there are some minor differences between what can be recycled listed in the Recycling Guide mailed to residents in March and the Press Release issued by the City in May announcing the community meetings.  We have been notified that the Press Release is more current and that efforts are underway to update the Minneapolis Recycling Guide.  From the Press Release the following are items accepted by the City for curb-side recycling:

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