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Hey, Mpls: no more plastic bags for yard waste!

5 March 2012

Spring 2012 is just around the corner! So before you start getting supplies for spring cleaning, there has been an important and positive change to yard waste pickup in Minneapolis.  Plastic garbage bags with yard scraps will no long be picked up in 2012. So why the change?

Using conventional plastic bags for yard waste increases the processing cost and results in lower quality compost…This results in an improved collection program with lower yard waste processing costs and a higher quality finished compost.

Don’t fret though, you can put your yard scraps in compostable plastic bags, Kraft paper bags, or (my favorite) a resuable container. A ton easier to throw leaves in a big bin versus a bag!

2012 yard waste collection changes

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Connie Sullivan permalink
    13 March 2012 1:17 pm

    Why is it that the city of Minneapolis has not see fit to tell people about this big change? There have been no notices with our water/solid waste bills, for example.

    • 14 March 2012 7:34 am

      Connie: they may be waiting until Spring has truly sprung, to tell people closer to the time when they may be doing yardwork. I will see if I can find out anything more!

  2. tom permalink
    13 March 2012 6:02 pm

    great home depot has 33 gallon bio-bags for 46 dollars for 20 bags, ouch, I got the hefty 40 gallon ones 40 for 19 dollars, hope the city saving a ton, they driving me to the poor house.

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