At last there's a place where you can drop off your organics in Hennepin County if you don't have curbside service! You can be a resident or a small business, and you're allowed to bring 5 bags per day for free! Yes, it's in Brooklyn Park, which is a little far for some of us, but if this effort is successful more sites may open. So start separating your household organics, and bring 'em on over (in compostable plastic bags) to the drop-off center. Here are all the details as well as a list of what's compostable and what's not.
These carts stand ready and waiting for your compostables! Bring them Tuesday through Friday only.
John and I went out to the Brooklyn Park facility to talk to the staff about the new program and answer questions. They were very helpful in flagging potential issues that residents would have.
Put your organics here. You have to live in Hennepin County, so don't waste your time and energy driving from another county.
And here are a couple of pictures I took at the composting site yesterday. This is where all the organics from the Brooklyn Park facility go. I wrote about the composting process in detail here.