NEW! Organics Recycling Drop-Off Collection Program
Anoka's Waste Reduction & Recycling Board is pleased to announce the implementation of the new organics recycling drop-off collection program in partnership with Anoka County!
This is a FREE program for city residents, supported by a grant and SCORE funding through Anoka County.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
- All you need is a kit (collection pail and compostable bags) and you are ready to go! Please contact the city (see below) to order your kit and schedule a date and time to pick up the kit at Anoka City Hall.
ORGANICS DROP-OFF COLLECTION SITE
- The address is: 649 Garfield St. It's at the NW corner of 7th Ave. & Garfield St.
- Enter off 7th Ave. and exit onto 7th Ave.
- This is at a city surface parking lot (former MTC bus stop). It is just south of the Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center.
PROGRAM GUIDELINES & DETAILS
- The site is available for drop-off 7 days a week. However, for safety reasons, we suggest using the site only during daylight hours because the lot will not be lighted.
- Below are graphics showing what can be placed in the organics collection.
- To the right, view the organics informational flyer.
- In the winter, the city will plow a path after snow events, but will not plow the entire lot, so please follow the plowed path in and out.
- The enclosure (fence) to the dumpster has a side door that faces east. Please use that door. This door will not be locked. The front gates where the hauler will access, will be locked. Please close the side door when you leave.
- To start we have a 2-yard dumpster. Size will be adjusted as needed. We may switch to carts to save money if the dumpster is too large. We can also increase the size of the dumpster as the need arises.
- The hauler will pick up the organics on a weekly basis. This will help in the summer months to lessen the chance of bugs, etc.
- There will be a compostable bag dispenser in the enclosure. We ask that you take only two bags per week for your collection of organics. Brown paper bags for collection are also acceptable.
- If you use the last of the compostable bags, please notify Pam Bowman at the number or email below.
- Absolutely no plastic bags are accepted.
- Please be our eyes!! If you notice any contamination – garbage of any sort – please contact the city (see below). We cannot always be there to monitor the site, so we need to rely on users to help keep the site clean and to make this a sustainable program that can grow.
CONTACT: PAM BOWMAN | 763-576-2725 | EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for participating!
Let's work together to make this program a success in reducing waste.
Want to learn more about organics recycling? Visit Anoka County Organics.