Organics Recycling

Sign up your household for free organics recycling service through the City of Minneapolis here


The Nokomis East Neighborhood Association (NENA) is partnering with Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis in 2019 to increase participation in the curbside Organics Recycling Service by Nokomis East homes. Organics recycling service is FREE and picked up weekly, on the same day as garbage.

Why is Organics Recycling Important?
About one-third of our trash is organic materials, including food, food-soiled paper, and certified compostable products, that could be composted. Organics recycling is the best opportunity to reduce our trash and put it to better use.

The organics collected in curbside or drop-off programs are taken to a local commercial compost facility and recycled into compost, a nutrient-rich material that is used in landscaping and road construction projects to improve our soil.

Participants in organics recycling programs say it’s a surprisingly easy way to make a difference. It provides a “feel good” benefit, helps the environment, and results in a visible reduction in trash.

How Your Participation Makes a Difference
– Best Opportunity to Reduce our Trash
– Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions
– Improves Soil and Protects Water
– Supports Our Local Economy
– Helps achieve our goal of zero waste to landfills


Free Workshops Offered by NENA, limited to residents in the Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park and Wenonah neighborhoods. Sign Up Today!

Organics Recycling 101 Workshop
Get All of Your Questions Answered by a Hennepin County Master Recycler

Thursday October 17, 2019
6:30 – 7:30 pm
NENA Office – 4313 E 54th Street
Reserve Your Seat Today
* Participating households will receive a free Organics Recycling Countertop Bin and Compostable Bags

Organics Recycling 101 Workshop
Get All of Your Questions
Answered by a Hennepin County Master Recycler
Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
6:30 – 7:30 pm
NENA Office – 4313 E 54th Street
Reserve Your Seat Today
* Participating households will receive a free Organics Recycling Countertop Bin and Compostable Bags


Setting Up Organics Recycling at Your Home
You’re ready to start organics recycling at home – great! Some steps you may need to take to get started include making space for your cart, figuring out your setup room-by-room, and getting the supplies you need.

Start Guides
Setting Up Organics Recycling at Home Guide (City of Minneapolis)
– Setting Up Organics Recycling at Home (Hennepin County)


Even more information about Organics Recycling may be found at Hennepin County’s Website at https://www.hennepin.us/organics







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