Minneapolis is preparing to launch the first wave of its new curbside organics pickup in August, and already more than 29,500 households have signed up for the service.
The sign-up deadline for people who live in areas adding organics recycling and want to receive bins in August is July 10. Residents who live in other areas can sign up now, but won’t get the service until next spring. A map of the areas included in the first phase of the rollout is available on the city’s website.
Once the collection starts, the city will pick up food scraps, including eggshells, meat, fish and bones, egg cartons, pizza boxes and other paper products that have been soiled by food, coffee grounds, tissues, dryer lint, floral trimmings and nail clippings, among other items.
The curbside service is only available to single-family homes, but people who live in apartment buildings can haul their compost to designated drop-off sites. Eligible residents are already paying for the service; waste collection fees went up by $48 this year.
Residents can sign up by calling 612-673-2917 or e-mailing SWRcustomer@minneapolismn.gov.