Organics drop-off sites

If your building doesn’t have organics recycling, you can compost your food scraps by bringing them to a drop-off site.

Getting started

  • Choose a convenient site from the list below, click on the sign-up link and enter your email address.
  • You'll receive an email by the next day with welcome instructions for your selected drop-off location. 
  • Start collecting your home organics in compostable paper or plastic bags. See accepted organics
  • Bring the bags to the organics drop-off site, unlock the cart and put your organics inside.
  • Relock the cart to prevent contamination.

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Drop-off sites in Northeast

Drop-off locationAddressCart locationSign up link
Audubon Park 1320 29th Ave. NE Parking lot Audubon Park sign-up
North Loop: 7th Street Lot (sponsor: North Loop Neighborhood Association) 246 7th Ave N Behind Freehouse and Loose-Wiles Building, in southeast corner, near the electrical boxes. Entrance accessible from 7th Ave N. 7th Ave Parking Lot sign-up
North Loop: Colonial Warehouse (sponsor: North Loop Neighborhood Association) 212 3rd Ave N Behind MatinPatrick3 building, at bottom of driveway, accessible off Washington Ave Colonial Warehouse sign-up

Drop-off sites in Southeast

Drop-off locationAddressCart locationSign up link
Holmes Park  414 3rd Ave SE Mid-block on 2nd Ave SE Holmes Park sign-up
Towerside Park 2909 4th St SE Near building Towerside Park sign-up
University Lutheran Church of Hope (sponsor: University Lutheran Church of Hope) 601 13th Ave SE Parking lot, south end University Lutheran Church of Hope sign-up
Van Cleve Park 901 15th Ave SE Parking lot Van Cleve Park sign-up

Drop-off sites in South

Drop-off locationAddressCart locationSign up link
Elliot Park 1000 14th St E Parking lot Elliot Park sign-up
Pearl Park 404 Diamond Lake Rd E Parking lot Pearl Park sign-up
South Transfer Station 2850 20th Ave S Outside of gates no signup needed
Stewart Park 2700 12th Ave S Parking lot Opening Spring 2022

Drop-off sites in Southwest

Drop-off locationAddressCart locationSign up link
Armatage Park 2500 W. 57th St. Parking lot Armatage Park drop-off
Bryant Square Park 3101 Bryant Ave. S Parking lot Bryant Square drop-off
Loring Park   Yale Place & Willow Street cul-de-sac Loring Park drop-off
Martin Luther King Jr. Park 4055 Nicollet Ave S Parking lot MLK Park drop-off
Wedge Community Co-op (sponsor: Lowry Hill East Neighborhood) 2105 Lyndale Ave S South parking lot Wedge Co-op drop-off
Wedge Table (sponsor: Whittier Alliance) 2412 Nicollet Ave S Parking lot near the alley Wedge Table drop-off
Zion Lutheran Church (sponsor: Lyndale Neighborhood Association) 128 33rd St W Parking lot Zion Church drop-off

Drop-off sites in North

Drop-off locationAddressCart locationSign up link
Folwell Park 1615 Dowling Ave. N Parking lot Folwell Park sign-up
North Commons Park 1801 James Ave N Parking lot Opening Spring 2022

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