Food Scraps (Organics) Drop-off
When you participate in the food scraps drop-off program, your food waste and non-recyclable paper products will be recycled into compost at a commercial compost facility. Compost is a valuable resource that improves soil, reduces erosion, and decreases the need for fertilizers.
Step 1 – Find a container to collect food scraps.
Pick up free compostable bags at a Washington County food scraps drop-off site. If using a bag not provided by the county, check that it has the “compostable” logo from the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) on the bag or the box.
Step 2 – Start collecting food scraps at home
Line your container with a compostable bag and fill it with food scraps and other accepted items. See the Frequently Asked Questions for details on what is and is not accepted.
Step 3 – Bring bagged food scraps to the Mahtomedi drop-off site located behind the Mahtomedi Fire Station
This self-serve drop-off is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, unless otherwise noted. Replacement bags are available. To ensure there are enough bags for everyone, please only take the number of bags you drop off.
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Yes - Accepted Items
Certified compostable products
No - Not Accepted
For more information on this and other Washington County programs, visit www.co.washington.mn.us/foodscraps.