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Residential organics drop-offs

How to participate

Sign up to the drop-off nearest you by clicking one of the links below. You will receive an email after signing up that contains the code to the locks at the drop-off locations. Begin collecting organics in compostable bags (paper or plastic) from your kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms.  Bring your bagged organics to the drop-off site, unlock the cart and place your organics inside. Please re-lock the cart after use to prevent contamination from others not participating in the drop-off program. See our Home Setup Tips web page more information on getting started collecting organics in your home.

How does it work? 

Residents must sign up by clicking a link below. Within a day of signing up, residents will be sent a welcome email with instructions, and then they can drop off organics at their selected location.

Visit our Acceptable Organics web page to learn what is and is not accepted. A super detailed printable acceptability list can be found on the bottom of the webpage. Please note that yard waste is not accepted at any of the organics drop-off sites.

Drop-off locations:

Armatage Park (2500 W 57th St.)
Carts are located in the middle of the Park parking lot.
Sign up for the Armatage Park drop-off 

Audubon Park (1320 29th Ave NE)
Carts are located at the east end of the parking lot.
Sign up for the Audubon Park drop-off

Bryant Square Park (3101 Bryant Ave S)
OPENING 6/15/2020
Sign up for the Bryant Square drop-off

Folwell Park (1615 Dowling Ave N)
Carts are located in the parking lot.
Sign up for the Folwell Park drop-off

Martin Luther King Jr. Park (4055 Nicollet Ave S)
Carts are located at the South end of the parking lot. (Entrance to the parking lot is off of 40th Street S) 
Sign up for the MLK Park drop-off

Pearl Park (414 E Diamond Lake Rd)
Carts are located in the parking lot across from the main entrance.
Sign up for the Pearl Park drop-off

Van Cleve Park (901 15th Ave SE)
Carts are located at the back (west end) of the parking lot.
Sign up for the Van Cleve Park drop-off

South Transfer Station (2850 20th Ave S)
The South Transfer Station drop-off will be open all hours of operation, but staff recommends avoiding peak traffic times. The recommended times to drop off organics are:

2–7:15 p.m., Tuesdays
12:30–7:15 p.m., Wednesdays–Fridays
8:30–10 a.m., Saturdays

Neighborhood and community group sponsored drop-offs:

The Wedge Community Co-op (2105 Lyndale Ave S)
Carts are located in the South parking lot.
Sponsor: Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association
Sign up for the Wedge drop-off

The Wedge Table (2412 Nicollet Ave)
Carts are located near the alley.
Sponsor: Whittier Alliance
Sign up for the Wedge Table drop-off

Zion Church (128 33rd St W)
Carts are located in the parking lot.
Sponsor: Lyndale Neighborhood Association
Sign up for the Zion Church drop-off

Yale Place (Loring Park)
Carts are located at Yale place & Willow Street Cul-De-Sac
Sponsor: Minneapolis College
Sign up for the Yale Place drop-off


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Last updated Sep 11, 2020



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