District 10 Como Community Council

Food Scraps Organics Recycling

Food Scraps Organics Recycling

Posts related to D10 Como Park’s Food Scraps and Organics Recycling initiatives.

Recorded Presentation: What Happens to Organic Compost? – 6/7/2023

At the June 7th, 2023 D10 Environment Committee, we heard from Mariah Quick – a Ramsey County Heath Educator – about what happens to organic compost. She explains where it goes, the environmental impact of keeping food out of a landfill and what we can do to promote composting.

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What They Meant to Say About Food Scraps

Upon further review, Ramsey County has changed its mind on what is acceptable at food scraps recycling sites, including at the District 10 community site on Beulah Lane in Como Park. After briefly banning pizza boxes, paper egg cartons, and “food-stained” paper bags, the county now says those items are again OK. So are certified compostable products (such as plates, bowls, cups, and utensils), as long as they have a “Compostable” logo from the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) or Compost Manufacturing Alliance.

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