Interested in reducing the amount of waste you toss into your trash can, minimizing your environmental impact, or saving money on your trash bill? Sign up for the Macalester-Groveland Organics Recycling Drop-off Site and start bringing your compostable organic waste, meat, dairy, bones, and non-recyclable paper to the Drop-off Site. The Organics Recycling Drop-off Site offers even avid backyard composters the opportunity to compost more materials like freezer boxes, egg cartons, paper towels, napkins, meat and bones, dairy products, compostable tableware, pizza boxes too greasy for recycling pick-up, and much more.
Located on Grand Avenue in the Patagonia store parking lot, the Organics Recycling Drop-off Site provides Macalester-Groveland residents with a cost-effective, local option for dropping off organic (or compostable) materials. Anyone who lives or works in Saint Paul is eligible to join the Drop-off Site.
Sign up for the program:
Joining the program is easy: sign up through the Community Council office, pick up compostable bags at a local grocery or hardware store and start collecting food scraps, leftovers, nonrecyclable papers and much more to bring to the Organics Recycling Drop-off Site. Starting March 1, 2014, the registration fee is now $7 for renewing members and $15 for brand new members. Your registration fee provides 24/7 access to the Drop-off Site through May 31, 2014 and covers the cost of hauling the organics to a commercial composting facility. A limited number of need-based scholarships available to residents that meet income requirements - please fill out both the registration form and the scholarship application linked below. Information on renewing your membership for the June 2014 - May 2015 operating year is coming soon!
Download the attached registration form. Bring your registration form and fee (cash or check made out to "MGCC") to the Community Council office (320 South Griggs Street) via postal mail or in person (please use our mail slot if staff members are out of the office.)
Organics Recycling Resources
The Macalester-Groveland Community Council has developed new resources to make organics recycling at home convenient and easy. Each of the following resources is linked below in pdf format (apologies for the long list of links - web updates coming soon!):
- Our recommendations for the best BPI-certified compostable bags available locally.
- Photos of in-home set-ups for organics recycling, backyard compost, and trash bins to fit your space requirements and family size.
- Free color labels for organics, backyard compost, recycling and trash bins.
Also, we love questions! Please contact our program coordinator, Lauren, with any questions at either 651-695-4000 or email@example.com.