Always look for ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. Reduce your food waste by purchasing only what you need or by freezing items. Use plates, cups, silverware, and cloth napkins rather than disposable items. Recycle items by donating canned and dry goods that won't be used or by backyard composting of food scraps.
Continue to remove any organic products from your waste stream. These items include:
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Compost is organic material made from the decomposition of living things. Food and yard waste break down in the composting process to produce nutrients for plants. Composting is nature's way of recycling. Rather than sending your food scraps, yard waste, and other organics to the landfill, you can compost them to create a nutrient rich fertilizer for your garden or lawn.
The Owatonna Compost site it located at:
400 W 32nd Avenue Owatonna, MN 55060
That's great! Take everything you don't have the capacity to compost in your backyard to the compost site. Make sure you check the list of accepted materials. On average up to 30% of the waste you generate at your residence can be composted. Utilize the compost site for yard waste and compost your food scraps in your backyard composting operation. You can also visit BioCycle website to learn where to bring your household organics which are not accepted at the compost site.