Is the reason garbage haulers are charging an additional organics fee because Hennepin County is charging garbage haulers?

Hennepin County requires cities to offer organics recycling in order to continue receiving funding. Consequently, the City of Maple Grove requires haulers to offer the service in order to maintain their refuse haulers license in the city. 

Hennepin County and the City of Maple Grove are not charging garbage haulers, but haulers are required to offer organics pickup. The haulers decide how to capture the cost of providing that service. Increased participation in the service decreases the cost to participate.

Show All Answers

1. Are residents required to participate in organics recycling?
2. What can a resident do when charged an additional fee for organics but chooses not to participate in organics recycling?
3. Why does my garbage hauler automatically charge for organics service while other fees (such as yard waste) are applied only when used?
4. Which licensed garbage haulers in Maple Grove do not charge an additional fee unless residents sign up for organics service?
5. Is the reason garbage haulers are charging an additional organics fee because Hennepin County is charging garbage haulers?
6. If I choose to recycle organics for free at the Hennepin County drop-off facility in Brooklyn Park, will my garbage hauler still charge me a fee for organics recycling?
7. What are the reasons for and benefits of organics recycling?
8. Is bagging required? What type of bags?