Neither snow nor ice could prevent residents of Tangletown and HPDL from attending our Organics Recycling Summit. In attendance were representatives from Hennepin county, the city of Minneapolis and our city council member John Quincy.
John Jaimez from Hennepin Co provided an overview of the waste process in our county and how organics recycling fits into that system. He showed a few benefits of finalized compost; erosion control and highway revitalization landscaping.
David Herberholz and Kellie Kish from the City of Minneapolis Division of Solid Waste and Recycling, detailed the cost analysis of using different containers and explained the statistics and structure of the ongoing organics recycling pilot programs in Minneapolis and surrounding townships.
Lauren Anderson, Tangletown board member and coordinator of the Macalester-Groveland compost project, explained the do’s and don’ts of organics recycling and how it differs from backyard composting. It turns out dairy and milk are approved organics recycling material for the type of drop-site organics recycling program we are planning to implement!
The evening wrapped with a brief Q&A and a door prize followed by closing statements from Minneapolis Council Member John Quincy. There proved to be no shortage of enthusiasm towards the project and we look forward to bringing organics recycling to a location near you in the very near future! Check this website, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter ( @hpdl_mpls ) to stay abreast of any future developments.