Residential Organic Waste
This program is only available to customers in Hennepin County in cities which we service.
These cities include Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Maple Grove, New Hope and Rogers.
This program is also available to non-city contract serviced customers in Champlin. Residents of Champlin serviced under the city contract, please contact our office for details. You must be an ACE garbage customer to enroll in this optional service.
Effective January 1st, 2024, cities within Hennepin County are required to ensure through their garbage hauler licensing program adherence to Minnesota Statute 115A.93, subd. 3(c), that reads: “A licensing authority shall prohibit mixed municipal solid waste collectors from imposing a greater charge on residents who recycle than on residents who do not recycle.” The definition of recycling material includes organics or food waste generated in a home.
Here is the LINK to the full Statute.
The intent of the Statute is to ensure organic recycling is available to everyone within your specific location, while also ensuring the cost of the service is shared by everyone whether they choose to participate or not. This is the same way the current curbside recycling service operates (cans, glass, paper) regarding if a resident opts to not recycle, the fee is not removed due to the State Statue.
If you would like to participate in the curb side organics recycling program, you must contact our office to schedule a delivery of a 65-gallon organics cart. It is a wheeled black cart with an orange lid which is serviced weekly, same day as your trash collection. If you choose not to participate, you will still see this fee on your invoice for trash, as we are required to comply with Hennepin County.
Here are quick links to your city Websites for more information:
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