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Organics Recycling Program Reaches 2017 Goal

Post Date:November 10, 2017 8:00 AM

The City of St. Louis Park’s organics recycling program has hit an exciting milestone this month. The city’s 2017 goal of getting 30% participation from city households was reached in November, two months ahead of schedule! Currently, 3,704 households have elected to participate in the program, as well as 10 city buildings and small businesses. 

Organics recycling is a voluntary program for collection of food scraps and other compostable material. Instead of going to the landfill or incinerator, these organic materials can be used to replenish soil, reduce erosion, and prevent polluted storm water runoff from contaminating wetlands, lakes and streams. It can also help prevent climate change by capturing carbon dioxide and preventing greenhouse gas from being produced when food waste is landfilled.

Thank you to everyone who elected to try out the new program!

Find out more about the organics recycling program and how you can participate.