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Curbside organics reaches first year goal

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Bloomington Briefing Published January 4, 2023
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Updated on January 4, 2023
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The curbside organics collection program began in March 2022 to help Bloomington residents divert organic materials from the City’s waste stream. Since its launch, more than 25% of eligible households have signed up. This is comparable with other communities’ first-year sign up for curbside organics collection.

Taking organic materials out of the waste stream turns these materials into a nutrient-rich compost for many uses. It also aids the efficient operation of the Hennepin Energy Recovery Center, where the rest of Bloomington’s garbage is taken and burned
for energy.

Though the first-year participation goal was reached, all eligible households are encouraged to participate. For more information, or to sign-up and arrange a cart, visit blm.mn/organics.