Organics recycling drop-offs can be a good option for residents that don’t have organics recycling service available yet. That includes those who live in cities where it isn’t offered and those who live in apartment buildings, condos and townhomes that don’t have access to their city’s residential service.
Grants available to establish organics recycling drop-off sites
Funding is available for cities, multifamily properties, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and institutions in Hennepin County to establish organics recycling drop-off sites. Up to $15,000 is available for each drop-off site. Funding can be used for hauling and disposal costs, construction, dumpsters or carts, and promotions and educational materials.
Priority will be given to drop-off sites that increase access to organics recycling for residents in multifamily properties without access to city service and in cities that don’t offer organics recycling service.
Learn more and apply
Applications are due Tuesday, September 13. See the organics recycling drop-off funding guidelines (PDF) to learn more, and access the application materials on the Hennepin County supplier portal.
A virtual information meeting about the grant and how to apply through the supplier portal was held on Tuesday, August 30. Watch the recording of the organics drop-off informational meeting (YouTube).
For more information and to RSVP to the information meeting, contact Kaitlin Steinberg at firstname.lastname@example.org and Christine Longwell at email@example.com.
Organics recycling drop-off locations
The following drop-off options are available.
Hennepin County drop-off facilities in Brooklyn Park and Bloomington
Organics are accepted for free Tuesday through Saturday during normal facility hours. Limit of five bags per person per day. Organics must be brought in BPI-certified compostable plastic bags. Learn more about organics at drop-off facilities.
There are two organics recycling drop-off sites available to Bloomington residents.
Map: Valley View Park
201 90th Street East, Bloomington, MN 55420
Map: West Bush Lake Park
95th Street and West Bush Lake Road, Bloomington, MN 55438
Both sites are free and open daily. Learn more about the Bloomington organics drop-off program.
The organics drop-off in Crystal is available to residents of Brooklyn Center, Crystal and New Hope.
Map: Crystal Cove Aquatics Center
4848 Douglas Drive North, Crystal, MN 55429
Learn more about the Crystal site and sign up.
An organics recycling drop-off site is available to Dayton residents.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-421-1791 to sign up.
Deephaven, Greenwood, Shorewood and Woodland
There are three organics recycling drop off sites available to Deephaven, Greenwood, Shorewood and Woodland residents.
Map: Haralson Park
20260 Minnetonka Boulevard, Excelsior (Deephaven), MN 55331
Learn more about the Deephaven site and sign up.
Map: Freeman Park – south entrance
6000 Eureka Road, Excelsior (Shorewood), MN 55331
Map: South Shore Community Park
5355 St. Alban’s Bay Road, Shorewood, MN 55331
Learn more about the Shorewood sites and sign up.
Hopkins residential garbage customers may bring their household organics to the Minnetonka-Hopkins Recycling Center.
Map: Minnetonka-Hopkins Recycling Center
11522 Minnetonka Boulevard, Hopkins, MN 55305
The drop off site is open 24/7. Learn more about organics recycling in Hopkins.
There are 20 drop-off locations throughout Minneapolis for city residents, including at parks, the city’s South Transfer Station, and the Wedge Community Co-op locations. Learn more about Minneapolis locations and sign up.
Minnetonka Beach residents may bring their household organics to the Minnetonka Beach Public Works Facility.
Map: Minnetonka Beach Public Works Facility
2510 Woodbridge Road, Wayzata, MN 55391
The drop off site is open 24/7. Contact City Hall at email@example.com or 952-471-8878 to sign up.
Minnetrista residents may bring their household organics to the drop-off site located near the Public Works Garage.
Map: Minnetrista Drop-off Site
7701 County Road 110 West, Minnetrista, MN 55364
Learn more about the Minnetrista program and sign up.
Mound residents and Shorewood island residents may bring their household organics to the drop-off site located in the parking lot of the Mound Centennial Building at 5341 Maywood Rd. Learn more about the Mound program and sign up.
An organics recycling drop-off site is available to Orono residents. Learn more about the site and sign up.
Two organics recycling drop-off sites are available for Richfield residents.
Map: Wood Lake Nature Center
6710 Lake Shore Drive South, Minneapolis, MN 55423
Map: House of Prayer Church
7625 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55423
Learn more about the Richfield program.
St. Anthony Village
An organics recycling drop-off site is available for St. Anthony Village residents at city hall.
Map: St. Anthony City Hall
3301 Silver Lake Road, St. Anthony, MN 55418
The drop-off site is open 24/7.
St. Louis Park
Drop-off sites are available for residents who live in apartment buildings and townhomes. Learn about multifamily recycling in St. Louis Park and sign up.