Go Green Edina Organics
Vierkant Disposal is proud to announce that as of June of 2020 we will be providing organics collection to all residents of the City of Edina. Vierkant Disposal was awarded the city's organics collection contract and began the rollout of brand new organics recycling carts to every home in Edina last summer. Below is all the information residents should need to get started. As always any questions can be directed towards our office staff at 612-922-2505.
What goes in my organics cart?
Below is a list of items excepted in your curbside organics cart.
For a printable version of this list please click here.
YES (Acceptable Items):
Fruits and Vegetables
Meat, Fish, & Bones
Bread, Pasta, & Baked Goods
Paper Towels & Napkins
Paper Plates & Cups
Boxes From Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
Waxed Paper (butter wraps, pastry bags,
Paper Bags (flour & sugar)
Paper Containers (remove metal handles)
Coffee Filters and Tea Bags
Tissues & Cotton Balls
Houseplant & Flower Trimmings
Certified Compostable Plastic Products
(Look for BPI certified on products)
No (Do NOT Include These Items):
Plastics, Metal, or Glass*
Plastic Bags or wrappers
Juice Boxes and Milk Cartons
Diapers & Wipes
Kitty Litter & Pet Waste
Full Vacuum Cleaner Bags
Grass, leaves, sticks
Dirt, Rock, or Sand
No Garbage - No Recycling - No Yard Waste
How often is my organics picked up?
Vierkant Disposal collects organics curbside every week on the same day as your trash day. Organics collection will continue weekly throughout the winter. Please make sure to have your cart to the curb by 7 am on your trash day.
Can I get a Larger or Smaller Organics Cart?
As of now, the only available cart sizes for organics recycling are the standard 35-gallon cart that every resident received or a larger 64-gallon cart. We are currently looking into the option of a smaller container and will let residents know as soon as such an option becomes available. If you would like to request the larger 64-gallon cart or a second 35-gallon cart please contacts us.
Do I have to participate?
The City of Edina has decided that every resident of the city will be charged a monthly fee for the program on their city utility bill. This charge will appear on your utility bill with your recycling charge and there is no option to opt-out of payments. With that in mind, residents were delivered a 35-gallon cart for the program but do not have to keep the cart. To opt-out of the cart, you may reach the city of Edina organics recycling coordinator Twila Sing at 952-826-1657 or and request your cart be picked up. Carts set out for pickup must be visible from the street and be accessible to our drivers. Carts will be removed from the property within two weeks of the request so please keep the cart visible until it is picked up. If you move from your address your organics cart stays at the residence along with your recycle cart. If you have recently moved into your home in Edina and do not have an organics cart or you simply opted out of a cart and want to receive one, please call our office to have a cart delivered to your home.
Can I continue placing my organics with my yard waste in my old cart?
No. Vierkant Disposal no longer accepts organic material mixed with your yard waste. If you wish to participate in organics recycling you must use your new city organics only cart. Your old cart will now only be used for yard waste only.
How do I keep my cart clean and prevent maggots?
The easiest way to prevent maggots and keep your cart looking clean is by bagging all food scraps. We recommend double bagging all food waste by placing a large paper lawn bag to line your cart and then place your food in smaller, compostable plastic bags. We also always recommend residents rinse out their carts each week after collection with a garden hose. If you wish to give your cart a more thorough cleaning, a bit of dish soap and water can do wonders as well.
***Please note if you wish to bag your organics, all items must be placed in a paper or certified compostable plastic bags. NO PLASTIC***