Community Organics Recycling Drop-off
The Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association (LHENA) has developed a free organics recycling drop-off program, aimed at expanding participation in the city's organics recycling program.
Why an Organics Recycling Program?
The intent of the program is to provide an organics recycling option for renters and condominium owners who often do not have access to such services through their building. With over 80% of Lowry Hill East residents renting and nearly 90% of Whittier residents renting, a large portion of our community does not have easy access to composting. This program seeks to start to address the gap in organics recycling opportunities in our city's most densely populated neighborhoods.
Pick your location on the map below. Then follow the sign-up link at A or B. 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.
A Wedge Community Co-op
2105 Lyndale Ave S
SIGN UP LINK
B Wedge Table
2412 Nicollet Ave
SIGN UP LINK
Want Community Organics Recycling in Your Neighborhood?
How it works: a neighborhood association like LHENA partners with a willing, community-oriented business, which hosts organics recycling bins. The association then pays for the pick up services at this location. Community members sign up online to gain access to the drop-off. So far, both the Lowry Hill East & Whittier neighborhoods have sponsored drop-off sites.
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: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/solid-waste/organics/acceptable-organics
Where exactly do I drop off my organics recycling?
See map below for the different host sites.
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 LHENA needs to track participation in order to assess capacity needs. You can gain access by signing up online – the links are provided above. 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.