Interested in reducing the amount of waste you toss into your trash can, minimizing your environmental impact, or saving money on your trash bill? Join today and start bringing your compostable organic waste, meat, dairy, bones, and non-recyclable paper to the Macalester-Groveland Organics Recycling 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 (see our member guide linked below for a complete list). As of June 1st, the Macalester-Groveland Organics Recycling Drop-off Site is completely free for anyone who lives or works in Saint Paul, thanks to support from the City of Saint Paul.
How it works:
Sign up today:
Although there will not be a fee for using the Drop-off Site during the next operating year, all members (both new and renewing) must complete a new registration form. Members’ annual registration information helps us track how many people are using the Drop-off Site so that we can make sure we have enough scheduled pick-ups to accommodate everyone's materials, and it allows us to share important updates and information with our members and help ensure we keep our collected organics—and the resulting compost-- free of contamination.
Download and return the 2014-2015 registration form (linked below) and send it to the Community Council office (320 South Griggs Street or firstname.lastname@example.org). Please feel free use our mail slot if the office is closed.
Free compostable bags:
The MGCC office is now a Ramsey County free compostable bag distribution site. You can stop by during office hours or by appointment to pick up 3 free compostable bags in either a 3 gallon or 13 gallon size.
Organics Recycling Resources:
The Macalester-Groveland Community Council has developed 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!):
Also, we love questions! Please contact us at either 651-695-4000 or email@example.com.
Psst! Six Ramsey County Yard Waste Sites now accepting household organics from residents, free of charge. These sites include the Midway, East Side, and Summit Hill sites in Saint Paul. MGCC welcomes the expansion of organics recycling services throughout our county, especially since we know that this will provide more convenient drop-off options for residents in other parts of the city. Please look for more information at http://www.co.ramsey.mn.us/ph/rt/yard_waste_collection_sites.htm