Folwell Park Organics Drop-off opening August 19th

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Residential Organics Drop-Off
Coming to Folwell Park Starting August 19th!

The Folwell Neighborhood 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 Folwell Park on August 19, 2015. Residents interested in participating are encouraged to stop by the park anytime between 6 -8 p.m. on August 19th to learn about organics recycling and get their questions answered by the City’s Recycling Coordinator.  Bring your organics as the drop-off carts will be on site for the meeting!

Residential organics include all food waste (including food you shouldn’t compost in a backyard bin such as meat, bones, and dairy products), food-soiled and non-recyclable paper (egg cartons, paper plates), 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 a paper grocery bag or a certified compostable plastic bag). Larger items such as pizza boxes and egg cartons do not need to be bagged.

The drop-off will be open to all Minneapolis residents at no cost. For the first several weeks, the drop-off will be open Tuesdays evenings (4 – 7 p.m.) and Saturday mornings (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.).Volunteers will be on site to answer questions, train new participants, and gather some information from residents using the drop off.  After volunteers are no longer needed, those who sign up to participate for the drop-off will be given the code to the locks.

For more information on theFolwell Park residential organics drop-off and the citywide organics recycling program roll-out, visit minneapolismn.gov/organics.