Community Organics Recycling
Thank you for your interest in the Community Organics Drop-off program. Tenants and condominium owners often do not have access to convenient organic recycling through their building. This program seeks to remedy that by creating community-led sites close to home. Find your nearest location below.
Find a Drop-off Near You
Identify your nearest location on the list below and follow the sign-up link. In this pilot phase, locks are used to help manage the amount and quality of organic materials dropped off. A lock code will appear on your screen immediately when you sign up. Please save it for future reference.
Wedge Community Co-op (Wedge/Whittier)
2105 Lyndale Ave South
Sponsor: Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association
SIGN UP LINK
Zion Church (Lyndale)
128 W 33rd Street
Sponsor: Lyndale Neighborhood Association
SIGN UP LINK
Yale Place (Loring Park)
Yale Place and Willow Street Cul-De-Sac
Sponsor: Minneapolis College
SIGN UP LINK
Want Community Organics Recycling in Your Neighborhood?
Contact Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to get the ball rolling.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is organics recycling?
Organics recycling is a way for you to reduce waste, by collecting your food scraps and other compostable materials for recycling. The city of Minneapolis picks-up all the waste from the organics recycling drop-off locations. They have a wealth of other resources about organics recycling on their website.
Where exactly do I drop off my organics recycling?
Currently there are three (going on four) active drop-off sites, listed on the left. At the Wedge Co-op, for instance, the bins are located in the south parking lot. At the Wedge Table, bins are located in the south parking lot near the alley. Please note that it is unacceptable for you to place your organics recycling from home into the Wedge Co-op’s organics bins inside. Drop-off is outside only.
Why are the bins locked and how do I access them?
The bins are locked year-round, except for the coldest months of the year (Dec, Jan, Feb). The bins are locked because this drop-off is a pilot program, and we need to track participation in order to assess capacity needs. You can gain access by signing up online – the links to the left. You will receive a response with the code immediately.
I entered the lock code and still can't get the bin open. What am I doing wrong?
Double-check to make sure you have the correct code. You will have received this code immediately upon signing-up through a web notification. If the code changes you will be notified via email.
If you have the correct code, it may be user error. To open, align the code on the lock, then press the "U" portion down into the lock. The lock will pop open.