In April 2018, the City Council approved an organics recycling pilot program for all St. Anthony residents. The Parks Commission discussed placement of the drop-off site, and in June, the City Council approved final site location on the south end of the Community Center parking lot (between the Police Department and the tennis courts).
City staff partnered with Ramsey County to implement the organics drop-off site, allowing Ramsey County to build and operate the site at no additional cost to the city. The organics drop-off site was constructed and fully operational just before the end of 2018!
This site is open 24/7 and the second of its kind in Ramsey County. As a pilot participant and early adopter, St. Anthony's site will help inform Ramsey County's strategy in implementing similar drop-off sites in other cities.
Watch this informative video by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to learn about what happens to your organics waste when you drop it off for recycling!
Please note that although grass clippings, leaves and other yard waste are organic material, they are NOT accepted in organics recycling. Instead, take them to one of Ramsey County's yard waste sites! Learn more and find your nearest location here.