About 30 percent of what we throw away is organic material, food scraps and food-soiled paper products. Through organics recycling programs, waste is recycled into valuable compost at a commercial composting facility to be used in landscaping and road construction projects. Organics recycling includes collecting fruits, vegetables, bones, meat, breads, eggshells, non-recyclable and food-soiled paper and more, for composting.
Curbside Organics Recycling
As of January 2022, all Hopkins residential recycling customers are eligible to participate in the City’s new curbside organics recycling program.
The program stems from a Hennepin County requirement for all cities to make organics recycling services available to households with curbside recycling by January 1, 2022.
How to Participate
Residents can sign-up for Curbside Organics Recycling at any time.
Collection is weekly on the same day as garbage day.
Starting in January 2022, residents who have recycling provided by Republic via the City contract will see an additional $5.50 on their utility bills, regardless of whether or not they choose to participate in the curbside organics recycling program.
Monday, January 24
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Complete the virtual session participation online form.
- One tap mobile: US: +16465588656,,84091896610# or +13017158592,,84091896610#
- Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
- US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 720 707 2699 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799
- Webinar ID: 840 9189 6610
- International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kbP8k03WbJ
Wednesday, January 26
5 to 6 p.m.
Hopkins Activity Center.
Registration is required
Organics Recycling Drop-Off
Hopkins residents may bring their household organics to the 24/7 Minnetonka-Hopkins Recycling Center, located at 11522 Minnetonka Boulevard.
Preparing Organics for Recycling
All material MUST be bagged - no loose material - in either a BPI certified compostable bag or paper bag. BPI certified compostable bags will have one of these symbols on their packaging.
Accepted and Unaccepted Organics Items
Where the Collected Organics Go
Organics collected are taken to either the Specialized Environmental Technologies commercial composting site in Rosemount or the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community commercial composting facility.
Watch this video to see what happens after you drop your collection off and how it becomes valuable compost.