Recycle your kitchen scraps, discarded leftovers, spoiled food and some paper products through our organics program at the Recycling Center. This will reduce the waste you place at the curb saving you money and benefiting the environment.
Organics Recycling Drop-Off
Our organics drop off container is outside our gates allowing 24 hour access.
Bring your bagged organics to the Coon Rapids Recycling Center. The container is clearly labeled "Organic Recycling" and sits in the right corner as you enter the lot. Please park and carry your bag to the container. Please do not park in front of the container as you will block traffic.
- Organic materials must be brought to the Coon Rapids Recycling Center.
- This service is available for all Anoka County residents.
- Organic material must be brought in certified compostable bags available at the Recycling Center.
- Bags are available for free. 3 gallon bags are located on the fence behind the container, or you can get a rolls of 3 gallon (25) or 13 gallon (12) inside the recycling center during regular hours. (also free)
If purchasing compostable products, be sure to look for this logo. All approved products must have this logo to be used in organics programs.
|Spoiled leftovers||Plastics or recyclable paper|
|Meat, bones, fish, poultry||Microwave popcorn bags|
|Fruit scraps and pits||Diapers and wipes|
|Vegetable scraps||Garden/yard waste|
|Dairy products||Candles or wax|
|Grease, gravy, sauce||Candy/chip wrappers|
|Coffee grounds & filters||Gum|
|Paper towels & napkins||Dental floss|
|Paper egg cartons||Detergents|
|Pizza boxes||Paper plates/cups|
|Paper bags||Personal sanitary items|
Kitchen Compost Bucket
Discard food waste and food-soiled paper from meals, your refrigerator, and the pantry into a kitchen compost bucket, separate from your other household trash. Use a kitchen scraps recycling setup that is most convenient for you and your household. Buckets are available for purchase.
These special bags are certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute as compostable and will break down with the organic materials. They are designed to hold your food waste and won't break. The 3-gallon lines fit in the kitchen compost buckets and the 13-gallon liners fit a standard kitchen size waste container. Bags are available for purchase at the drop-off site.
Paper Grocery Bags
Paper grocery bags will be allowed to be used for those of you using this program for non-recyclable paper items.
Other Liner Options
Some households prefer to line the compost bucket with newspaper, a paper bag, or an empty paperboard carton. These items are able to be composted right along with the kitchen scraps.