Hello Organic Recyclers!
We are about to go live with your Drop-off, Organics Recycling Program!
The program will officially kick off on Saturday, April 26th at Hale Page Diamond Lake’s Earth Day Celebration! Join us at Pearl Park between 9:30am – 12pm. There will be food, coffee, door-prizes, and of course, clean-up supplies for people who want to help tidy up the neighborhood!
At this event, we will be providing organics recycling training to ensure our compost has minimal contamination and to make sure everyone gets the maximum, garbage-reducing benefit from the program. After completing the training, you can pick up a handy at-home guide, FREE compostable bags, coupons, and get started collecting organics at home. Trainings will run every 30 minutes or so.
Why compost, you ask?
- Huge reduction in trash produced (less to HERC)
- Can compost items that can’t go in a backyard bin (like meat, dairy, and soiled paper)
- Organics recycling takes just minutes a week.
- 1/3 of trash in Minnesota is compostable.
- It’s green!
- It’s a way to reduce your family’s carbon footprint.
Beginning on Saturday, April 26th, the organics recycling carts will be in the Pearl Park front lot and ready for use. For the first couple months of the program, drop-off will be staffed by volunteers to help ensure there is minimal contamination and that everyone understands how the program works. Come by with your organics on either Saturdays from 9am – 12pm or Tuesdays from 4pm – 7pm each week.