Serving Brooklyn Center, Crystal and New Hope We Make Recycling Easy

Organics Recycling

About one-third of our trash is organic materials, including food, food-soiled paper, and certified compostable products, that could be composted. Organics recycling is the best opportunity to reduce our trash and put it to better use. Hennepin County's organics recycling guide (PDF) features the list of materials accepted for organics recycling.

You have multiple options to recycle your organics:

Curbside Collection

All garbage haulers licensed in the HRG cities must offer organics recycling service to their customers. And per state law they must charge all customers for organics recycling service whether or not the customer participates. Contact your hauler for information on how to sign up for service.


Use the free organics drop-off at the Crystal Cove Aquatics Center, 4848 Douglas Drive, Crystal. Use this form to register and we'll send you details. Organics must be in BPI-certified compostable bags or paper shopping bags.

Organics recycling from households and businesses is accepted at no charge at the Hennepin County Drop-Off Facility, 8100 Jefferson Highway, Brooklyn Park. Organics can be dropped off Tuesday through Saturday. Organics must be in BPI-certified compostable bags or paper shopping bags. 

For more information email or call 763-493-8006