What are the reasons for and benefits of organics recycling?
  • Reduces trash
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions
  • Improves soil and protects water
  • Supports a local economy
  • Helps achieve goal of zero waste to landfills
  • Fulfills county requirement

For more information, see the first tab on Hennepin County's organics webpage.

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1. Are residents required to participate in organics recycling?
2. What can a resident do when charged an additional fee for organics but chooses not to participate in organics recycling?
3. Why does my garbage hauler automatically charge for organics service while other fees (such as yard waste) are applied only when used?
4. Which licensed garbage haulers in Maple Grove do not charge an additional fee unless residents sign up for organics service?
5. Is the reason garbage haulers are charging an additional organics fee because Hennepin County is charging garbage haulers?
6. If I choose to recycle organics for free at the Hennepin County drop-off facility in Brooklyn Park, will my garbage hauler still charge me a fee for organics recycling?
7. What are the reasons for and benefits of organics recycling?
8. Is bagging required? What type of bags?