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Posted on: March 3, 2023

Start Collecting Food Scraps for Compost

Couple saving food scraps

Looking to do something good for the environment? Participate in Ramsey County’s free food scraps collection program. You’ll reduce your trash and put wasted food to better use. There is a collection site located in Arden Hills at 1881 Hudson Road. The food scraps are processed into compost at an industrial compost facility and used in gardening and landscaping projects. All types of food waste are accepted, including meat, bones and dairy.

Collecting food scraps is easy! Just follow these three steps:

  1. Get equipped: Find a container to collect food scraps. Pick up a free compostable bag at the collection site.
  2. Collect food scraps: Line your container with the compostable bag and fill it with food scraps.
  3. Drop them off: When your compostable bag is full, drop it off at the collection site. Pick up a new bag at the site.

To learn more, visit or call the Ramsey County Recycling & Disposal hotline at 651-633-EASY (3279), answered 24/7.

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