Instead recycle those leftovers, used paper towels, coffee grounds and pizza boxes into reusable products through organics recycling!
Where to Recycle Organics
Sign up for a free starter kit from Anoka County or the City of Columbia Heights (see below).
Certified green compostable bags can be purchased at local hardware and grocery stores.
Fill up those compostable bags with food scraps, pizza boxes, coffee grounds, paper napkins and paper egg cartons.
When the bag is full, drop it off at a collection site.
Get a Free Starter Kit
Pick up a free starter at the Bunker Hills Compost Site (Coon Rapids -see below) during hours of operation or at the Anoka County Recycling Office located at 1530 Bunker Lake Blvd NW, Andover, M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, 763-324-3400.
(Please note: the Anoka County office does not except organics drop-off, but you can pick up the starter kit.)
Or from the Columbia Heights Recycling Center (below), 763-706-3706.
Bunker Hills Compost Site - Coon Rapids
Location: 13285 Hanson Blvd NW, Coon Rapids
one mile north of County Hwy 14/242 (Main Street)
Closed Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving
*Sunset Closing: Starting in late September, sunset occurs before 7:00 p.m. The compost sites are not equipped with lights. For the safety of workers and customers, access to the site is not allowed after sunset. Please allow at least 15 minutes before closing time to pay for and unload your yard waste.
Columbia Heights Recycling Center
Location: 3801 Madison St, Columbia Heights
Fridley is currently investigating a more convenient option with curbside organics collection, similar to recycling or garbage pickup. This would be a fee-based, optional service.
We are also looking into a free organics drop-off site within the City of Fridley.
Stay tuned for future updates regarding this service.
Allowed in Organics Recycling
Eggs and egg shells
Coffee grounds and filters and teabags
Meat, poultry and fish including bones
Fruits, vegetables, peels, pits and rinds
Certified compostable plates, cups and utensils and compostable bags (BPI certified)