Hennepin County has a goal to reduce the amount of organics that is thrown into the trash by 3 to 5% by 2030. Every resident who does his or her small part will help to achieve that goal. Instead of taking up space in the landfills, recycled organics turns into compost, which is great for gardens.
Backyard Composting in Edina
You may start a compost pile in your backyard. Keep in mind city regulations requires that the compost pile: • be located in the back or side yard, • at least 5 feet from the lot lines and • at least 20 feet from a neighbor’s house.
If you choose to construct your own compost container it must be: • No more than 4 feet high • Constructed to hold the contents securely • Constructed of rot-resistant material • Cover 30 square feet or less
Bread and cereal
Coffee grounds and filters
Certified compostable products*
Cotton balls and swabs with paper stems
Eggs and egg shells
Fruits and vegetables
Hair and nail clippings
Houseplants and flowers
Nuts and shells
Pasta, beans and rice
Wooden items such as chopsticks, Popsicle sticks and toothpicks