About 30 percent of what we throw away is organic material, food scraps and food-soiled paper products. Through organics recycling programs, waste is recycled into valuable compost at a commercial composting facility to be used in landscaping and road construction projects. Organics recycling includes collecting fruits, vegetables, bones, meat, breads, eggshells, non-recyclable and food-soiled paper and more, for composting.
COMING SOON: Curbside Organics Recycling
Beginning in 2022, all Hopkins residential recycling customers will be eligible to participate in the City’s new curbside organics recycling program.
The program stems from a Hennepin County requirement for all cities to make organics recycling services available to households with curbside recycling by January 1, 2022.
Starting in January 2022, residents who have recycling provided by Republic via the City contract will see an additional $5.50 on their utility bills, regardless of whether or not they choose to participate in the curbside organics recycling program.
Do's and Don'ts of Organics Recycling Class
Thursday, December 9 4 to 5 p.m. Hopkins Activity Center
During this training, residents will be able to ask questions, and learn how to divert organics from the waste stream, creating “black gold." Residents who attend the class and register for the curbside program will receive a two gallon countertop organics container (while supplies last).