Organic Waste Disposal

What is Organic Waste?

Organic waste is any waste that comes from a plant or animal and is compostable (or biodegradable) such as food scraps, non-recyclable paper, coffee grounds, dryer lint, etc.

How Can I Recycle This Waste?

One way to dispose of organic wastes is Ramsey County's organic recycling drop-offs. Ramsey County residents now have the opportunity to recycle their organic waste for free at a Ramsey County Yard Waste site (except Arden Hills). This includes food scraps, non-recyclable paper products, coffee grounds, dryer lint, and more. Stop at the yard waste site or the Township Administrative Offices for a brochure and free compostable bags to get started. For more information, visit the Ramsey County Organic Waste Web Page.

You can also recycle your organics in your own backyard. Learn more about how to compost your organic waste at home on Ramsey County's Backyard Composting Web Page.
A table with examples of organic waste.