Organics Recycling

Tangletown Neighborhood Association is excited to team up with the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County to promote Organics Recycling! Organics Recycling is:

  • Free
  • Easy (check out the tips at the bottom of this page)
  • Turns food waste into reusable compost

Whether you’re brand new to organics recycling or looking to increase your use, now is the time to get involved. For a limited time only, we’re offering FREE incentives to Tangletown residents who either sign up for a green cart or commit to increase their use. Don’t miss your chance to get a free countertop organics bin (limited to the first 60 households) and 20 free compostable bags. We’re also offering free in-home consults by our Master Recycler who can help you get set up for success (limited to the first 10 sign ups). And finally, we’re hosting events including a Compost Site Tour on Saturday, October 26 at 9:00am departing from Mayflower Church (106 East Diamond Lake Road). See below for more information:

Upcoming Events:

Organics Compost Site Tour: Saturday, October 26. Join us for a fascinating tour of the commercial composting site in Rosemount. The bus will pick us up at the Mayflower Church parking lot (106 East Diamond Lake Road) at 9:00am and we’ll return before noon. This rare opportunity to get behind the scenes will help you better understand not only what happens to your organics, but the positive impact your efforts can have. Sign up to attend here!

Sustainability Cooking Class: This is your opportunity to learn more about how to incorporate sustainable practices into your kitchen. Not only will you learn new recipes, we’ll share easy ways to practice organics recycling in your kitchen! You’ll even get to sample the delicious creations. Date and location is still being confirmed so make sure you follow us on Facebook and are signed up for our e-newsletter where we’ll reveal the final details soon

New to Organics Recycling?

This short video is a great introduction for newbies:

Ready to sign up?

Click on this link which will redirect you to the city website to sign up for a green cart. You can also call 311. Once you get your confirmation email, please forward to so you can get your free countertop bin and compostable bags. You can also call us at 612-564-3445.

Ready to increase your use?

We’re asking Tangletown residents who already have a green cart to commit to increase their use by:

  • Collecting all compostable materials in their kitchen for organics recycling + learning how to waste less food at
  • Beginning to collect organics in the bathroom including items like cotton balls and facial tissues
  • Attending the Compost Site Tour October 26 at 9am. Sign up here.
  • Signing up for an organics recycling expert consult in their home (Limited to first 10 homes that sign up. Invite neighbors over!)

Let us know what you are committing to by filling out this form. After we receive the form, we’ll get in touch with you so you can get your free countertop bin and compostable bags.

Looking for More Information?

Check out this great list of helpful tools and resources so you can find success with Organics Recycling: