About 30 percent of what we throw away is organic waste, which includes food scraps and food-soiled paper products. Organics recycling programs involve collecting fruits, vegetables, bones, meat, bread, eggshells, paper towels, tissues, and more for recycling into compost. Compost is a nutrient-rich soil additive used in landscaping and road construction projects. Organics recycling is an easy way to reduce waste and create a valuable resource that improves soil, reduces soil erosion and decreases the need for chemical fertilizers.
Wayzata residents can participate at home with the curbside organics program. There’s no extra cost. Organics recycling is already included with your garbage and recycling service. Learn more about organics recycling at www.wayzata.org/organics or call at 952-404-5363 for more information.