Organics are any item that came from a plant or animal that will turn into a soil-like material called compost. Our trash cans are made up of a third of this material: food scraps, yard waste and compostable paper.
Before thinking about composting and how to get rid of your leftovers, assess how well you are doing at preventing food waste. Dakota County offers helpful tips and tools for households to save money and reduce wasted food.
Organics recycling programs include composting at home and drop-off sites. Curbside pick-up of organics from households does not yet exist in Dakota County.