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About 25% of our garbage is organic material that could be composted. Organic material can be recycled for free at the Hennepin County Drop-off Facility! Materials accepted include:
Materials must be in BPI-certified compostable bags and there is a five bag limit per person per day.
You can purchase a backyard composting bin at the Hennepin County Drop-off Facility in Brooklyn Park. Bins are 3' by 3' by 3' and made of cedar and wire mesh.
Compost is organic matter such as fruit and vegetable scraps or garden waste that has been broken down and can be used as fertilizer. Some benefits of composting:
Organic recycling from Hennepin County
Composting from Hennepin County Composting
8100 Jefferson Highway N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
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Visit the Hennepin County Drop-off Facilities webpage
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no organics drop off)
Closed Sunday, Monday and holidays
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