A third of our trash is made of organics materials like food scraps, yard waste and compostable paper. Organics are any item that came from a plant or animal that will turn into a soil-like material called compost.
Before thinking about composting, see how well you are at not wasting food. Dakota County offers helpful tips and tools 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.