Beginning May 5, 2018, Hopkins residential garbage customers may bring their household organics to the Hopkins Brush & Yard Waste drop off site for recycling. The drop off site is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
About Organics Recycling
About 30% of what we throw away is organic material, food scraps and food-soiled paper products. Through organics recycling programs like this, waste is recycled into valuable compost at a commercial composting facility to be used in landscaping and road construction projects. Organics recycling includes collecting fruits, vegetables, bones, meat, breads, eggshells, non-recyclable and food-soiled paper and more, for composting.
Preparing Organics for Recycling
All material MUST be bagged - no loose material - in either a BPI certified compostable bag or paper bag. BPI certified compostable bags will have one of these symbols on their packaging.
Accepted and Unaccepted Organics Items
Learn what items are accepted and what items are not: