Organics recycling increasing

Every day is recycling day for organics in Bloomington. For your convenience, City drop-off sites are open daily at Valley View Park, 201 East 90th Street, and West Bush Lake Park, 95th Street and West Bush Lake Road, plus a County-operated site at 1400 West 96th Street.

On August 10, look for an organics recycling table sponsored by Hennepin County at the Bloomington Farmers Market. The first 50 people to sign up for the organics recycling program there will get a free kitchen collection container. 

It’s easy to be a part this free program. Sign up anytime online at

Enjoy the benefits of organics recycling. Save money as you reduce your garbage service need and switch to a smaller garbage cart. Compost items you wouldn’t put into your backyard composter, including dairy products, meats and bones.

Take a look at organics recycling by the numbers:

  • 1,135 participants registered.
  • 78 tons of organic material collected for composting.
  • 16 months since the program started.
  • 2 City-owned drop-off sites (for households).