More than 30% of what goes into the trash is food scraps and other organic waste. Recycling food waste converts it to compost, which puts nutrients back into the soil.
Keep your food scraps out of the trash by following the below steps.
Food scraps recycling can be accomplished in four easy steps:
Food Scraps are picked up at our collection site every Wednesday by Waste Management.
You can take your food scraps recycling a step further, and use that material for your own backyard composting! All you need is a compost bin and a pitch fork, which you can find at most lawn and garden stores.
Ramsey County has some great resources for getting your backyard compost site started - click here to learn more!