Category Archives: Composting

Lynnhurst: Highest Participation Rate for Organics Sign-Up! (correction)

Screen Shot 2015-08-17 at 9.21.28 PMLynnhurst has the highest participation rate, at 44%, for organics pick-up of any neighborhood in the city that was not part of the pilot program!

City Sets Recycling Goals

The City Council has approved goals calling for Minneapolis to recycle and compost 50 percent of its citywide waste by 2020, and 80 percent by 2030. As part of the Mayor’s Zero-Waste Minneapolis Policy Workgroup, the adopted resolution will help the City meet new recycling goals set by the State and Hennepin County in 2014.

Correction:  Previously published Lynnhurst participation rate incorrectly – it is a 44% sign up rate, not 62%

City sets recycling goals

Tell us your experience with the Organics Pick-Up

Minneapolis Organics Recycling Program Spring Forum

Saturday, March 14, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
City Church, 1501 W. 54th St. (at Humboldt Ave S.) 

image001The recent announcement by the City of Minneapolis that curbside organics recycling is coming in 2015-2016 has created a lot of buzz! 

Please join us for this community-wide public forum about the organics recycling program–it’s another important step towards the city’s planning for our “zero-waste Minneapolis” future.
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Yard Waste Collection begins week of April 7, 2014

trashMinnesota state law prohibits disposing of yard waste with garbage and requires the use of compostable bags for collection of yard waste from your home. Visit City of Minneapolis Yard Waste webpage for detailed yard waste preparation or for stickers  for your reusable yard waste container.

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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