Composting & Yard Waste
Composting is a biological process in which organic material such as fruits, vegetables, leaves, and plant trimmings are converted into a soil like material called humus. During this process, thousands of bacteria, insects, and fungi feed on, break down, and digest the organic matter leaving behind rich dark humus, also called finished compost. The speed at which the composting process occurs depends on the amount of air, moisture, and type of materials in the pile or bin.
Composting is an easy way for you to help the environment. By composting, you recycle organic materials, save valuable resources, and reduce the burden on our waste disposal system.
Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), and Glossy Buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula) are two species of non-native woody shrub, which are found throughout much of the United States, including Mahtomedi.
State law prohibits the disposal of yard wastes with ordinary garbage, but most waste haulers will pick up yard wastes separately, for an additional charge.