Organics recycling site opens in Como Park

Recycling your food scraps and other household organic waste just got easier. District 10’s new organics recycling site in Como Park is now open on Beulah Lane just north of the Humane Society.

There are many advantages to using the District 10 community drop-off site:

• It is closer than existing county yard-waste sites and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

• The site is free for all Ramsey County residents.

• It is a great option for those who don’t have the space or time to maintain their own backyard compost pile.

• You can cut down on your trash bill and move closer to zero waste: A typical household that recycles organic waste can cut its trash volume by a third.

What you can recycle:

Because waste dropped off at the District 10 site goes to a commercial composting facility, it takes items that are almost impossible to compost in your backyard. Acceptable items include food scraps (including fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, bones, eggs, and dairy); coffee grounds and tea bags; and paper towels, paper napkins, paper tissues and pizza delivery boxes.

For a detailed list of acceptable items, go to the Organics Waste page at Get started by setting up a food scrap bin in your kitchen. Line it with a compostable bag, and place food scraps in the bin every day. When the bin is full, deposit your scraps at the organics recycling site.

Compostable bags are available at the District 10 office; a limited supply of bins and starter kits are available while supplies last.

The Como Park site is an initiative of District 10’s Como Composts campaign, with the cooperation and support of Ramsey County, St. Paul Parks and Recreation and the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board.

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