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Composting collection project takes off tomorrow in St Paul

June 22, 2010

Composting is a great way to handle food waste on an individual household level. There is so much organic matter being thrown out every day that could just as easily be turned into nutrient-rich compost; of course it helps if people have the knowledge and resources to make an easy change in their routine.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 23rd the folks at Eureka Recycling are gathering with their project partners, friends and neighbors to announce the beginning of a composting collection project in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood of St. Paul–just the beginning of a larger effort to manage food waste. For the next three months, 600 residents of this neighborhood have signed on to have their food scraps collected for composting.

Come join in on at 11:00 a.m. on the front lawn of 1736 Lincoln Avenue, Saint Paul, home to Sarah and Lloyd Cledwyn, where there will be demonstrations of backyard composting, collecting of compost at the curb by bicycle trailer,   and more.  By the end of the day, you’ll know more than you ever imagined you would about making your food into dirt.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Lynn Hoffman at or (651) 222-7678.  They  also have a cool site called Make Dirt, Not Waste, check it out.

One Comment leave one →
  1. June 24, 2010 11:32 am

    Good For St.Paul! Its the right thing to do. We’ve been doing it here in Boulder Colorado for a couple years with and everyone thinks it’s great, but to many residence’s use it for yard waste only, I guess they can’t get past the yuck factor. Surveys show that more people would recycle their food scraps if there was a product that made it easier, so I invented one designed to eliminate ALL the nasty side effects that come with storing rotting food waste in of all places, your kitchen. My product holds 4 times as much as a countertop container, saving trips to the outdoor bin and money on bio-bags. There’s no charcoal filter to replace and it never needs cleaning. It works hands-free so you can open it toss scraps in and close it without touching a thing. It’s perfect for curbside recyclers because everything including the pick-up bin stays clean. For more info go to

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