Serving the East Calhoun Neighborhood
Tour de Compost Thursday, May 17, 2012 7 p.m.
A delightful evening touring homes -- learning about organics, rain gardens, worms and more! Register for this FREE event by calling 612-822-1158.
Minneapolis Accepts More Items for Recycling!
WHAT IS WASTE WATCHERS?
Waste Watchers is a new program in East Calhoun designed to encourage fast and easy waste loss through organics recycling (city composting program) and improved curbside recycling (paper, aluminum, plastic and glass). The project is funded by a grant from Hennepin County through Community POWER Networks for Community Groups. By the end of 2011, we aim to achieve these goals:
The collection and disposal of garbage creates air and water pollution and contributes to climate change. In 2010, Minneapolis households produced nearly 100,000 tons of garbage! Curbside recycling (paper, aluminum, plastic and glass) and organics recycling comprised less than 13% of that total. In reality, recyclables, food waste and compostable paper comprise more than 75% of our garbage. We have loads of room for improvement.
YOU CAN LOSE WASTE!
Waste Watchers wants to be a resource for you. We can help you get started with organics recycling and answer questions about what can and can’t be recycled. It’s easy once you know how.
FREE SERVICES AND EVENTS
To learn more about Minneapolis garbage and recycling services, to sign up for a green cart or to replace your large cart with a small one, visit: www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/solid-waste or call 612-673-2917.
For Hennepin County recycling information, visit: www.hennepinatoz.org/azguide/household.html
For information about what goes in the green cart, visit: http://lhpowerandlight.org/article.asp?articleid=5989
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