Edina, Minn., April 21, 2022 – Thanks to the commitment by Edina residents turning food scraps into soil through the organics recycling program, the City will once again offer free compost as part of a series of organics recycling outreach and education events.
Two weekend events will be held at the Braemar Golf Dome parking lot, 7420 Braemar Blvd., taking place
May 6-8 (SOLD OUT) May 13-15. The Friday-Sunday events will see free compost distribution to residents from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, while supplies last. Staff will be on site to answer questions and provide organics education and supplies.
“Each bag of compost is the product of thousands of pounds of food waste which would have otherwise gone into the landfill,” said Organics Recycling Coordinator Twila Singh. “Organics recycling is not a perfect solution to our trash woes, but it has a massive impact on the weight and volume of what we discard every week. It makes our gardens look absolutely ‘radishing’ too!”
Residents should be prepared to show ID when driving up and are responsible for loading and transporting the bags of compost themselves. Each bag weighs approximately 40 pounds, and proper lifting techniques are advised. Additionally, participants are encouraged to find a way to reuse the plastic bags the compost comes in and share your ideas using the hashtag #EdinaRecycles.
For more information, contact Singh at tsingh@EdinaMN.gov or 952-826-1657.
To learn more about the City’s organics recycling program, visit EdinaMN.gov/organics.