City seeks to boost enrollment in organics recycling

The city of Elk River has received a $29,107 grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to boost enrollment in a curbside organics recycling program.
In accordance with the grant, city personnel will go door-to-door to provide citizens with information about organics recycling in the hopes that they will sign up for the program.
Organics include food scraps and food-soiled paper products and make up about 35 percent of garbage. Participating in organics recycling allows the organic material to be composted rather than landfilled.
Cost to participate in organics recylcing is $4 a month, but rebates are available. In addition, recycling organics often allows people to downsize to a smaller and cheaper garbage container.
For more information, call 763-635-1000.

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