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Residential Organics Drop-Off Coming to Van Cleve Park!

posted Oct 8, 2014, 9:15 AM by Como Tidbits

Posted 9/24

The Southeast Como Improvement Association (SECIA) in partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling are proud to announce the opening of a Residential Organics Drop-Off at Van Cleve Park.  

Minneapolis residents will be able to drop-off their organic materials at Van Cleve Park located at 901 15th Ave SE.  Residential organics include all food waste, food-soiled and non-recyclable paper, and other compostable materials such as coffee grounds, filters, cotton swabs, dryer lint, and popsicle sticks.   Yard waste and pet waste are not accepted.  Residents must drop-off their organic materials in a compostable bag (either paper or certified compostable plastic).  Larger items such as pizza boxes and wax coated boxes do not need to be bagged.  

The drop-off will be open to all Minneapolis residents at no cost.  For the first two months, the drop-off will be open Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  During these first two months, volunteers will be on site to answer questions, train new participants, and gather some information from residents that will be used to help craft the message for the future city-wide organics collection program.  After sufficient information is gathered, participants will be given the code to the locked organics carts to use the drop-off at their own convenience.  

For more information on the Van Cleve Residential Organics Drop-Off and other residential organics drop-off locations available in the City of Minneapolis, visit www.minneapolismn.gov/organics or stop by the SE Como Cookout and chat with Organics experts!

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