A look at Minnesota's composting efforts

Dumping out the collection bins
Truck driver Brian Netzke empties composting bins at the Full Circle Organics composting facility in Good Thunder, Minn., Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.
Alex Kolyer / For MPR News

The city of Minneapolis announced Monday that it will launch the first phase of a citywide curbside composting program late this summer.

Minnesota set a new goal last year for metro counties to recycle and compost 75 percent of solid waste by 2030.

Organics recycling will play a major role in hitting that goal, and cities and towns are hashing out how they will introduce organics programs in their communities.

Tim Farnan with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and John Jaimez with Hennepin County Environmental Services join The Daily Circuit to talk about organics composting in the state.

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