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Business Organics Recycling

Organics — which includes food scraps and non-recyclable paper — makes up 38% of our garbage. Instead of going in the trash, organics can be recycled or reused.

Composting is more preferred.

Organics Recycling for Commercial and Business Brochure

Organics Recycling Overview

Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management is working with garbage haulers to develop sustainable and comprehensive solutions and programs to manage Organics (food scraps and soiled/non-recyclable paper) in the garbage.

Organics make up 38% of our waste stream.

Organics management options exist and more will be developed as partnerships are created and long-term programs are rolled out.

Composting is an environmentally preferable solution that diverts waste from waste to energy facilities (incinerators) and landfills. Organic waste is wet and difficult to burn and emits methane gas, a detrimental greenhouse gas, when it decomposes in landfills. The resulting compost used in landscaping and road construction projects will improve the quality of the soil, reduce soil erosion, and prevent storm water runoff from contaminating wetlands, lakes and streams in our community.

2021 Collection Schedule

Collection schedule for entities set up to receive curbside collection of organics.

Contact Pope/Douglas for more information and to get signed up!

Participating Businesses/Schools/Churches/Multifamily Buildings

Pope/Douglas Organics Recycling participating businesses

The list continues to grow…

Household and Event Organics Recycling Drop Sites

  • Pike and Pint – Alexandria
  • Walmart Supercenter – Alexandria (utilizes a third party vendor to manage organics)
  • Elden’s Fresh Foods – Alexandria
  • Luther Crest – Alexandria
  • Copper Trail Brewing Company – Alexandria
  • District 206 – Alexandria
    • Alexandria Area High School
    • Woodland Elementary – Alexandria
    • Discovery Middle School – Alexandria
    • Miltona Science Magnet School
    • Carlos Elementary
    • Garfield Elementary
    • Voyager Elementary – Alexandria
    • Lincoln Elementary – Alexandria
  • District 213 – Osakis
  • District 2149 – Minnewaska
    • High School/Middle School
    • Pre-School
    • Elementary
    • Minnewaska Mental Health Services (District 2149) – Starbuck
  • Glacial Hills Elementary – Starbuck
  • Glenwood Estates – Glenwood
  • Bethany on the Lake – Alexandria
  • Lake Country Meats – Alexandria
  • Glacial Ridge Hospital – Glenwood
  • Ridgewood Villa – Glenwood
  • Cub Foods – Alexandria
  • Herby’s Bar and Grill – Carlos
  • Tom’s Market – Glenwood
  • Tom’s Market – Starbuck
  • ALDI – Alexandria
  • St. Mary’s School and Church – Alexandria
  • Downtown Diner – Alexandria
  • D. Michael B’s – Alexandria
  • O-Town Tavern – Osakis
  • VFW Post 7902 – Osakis
  • Fat Daddy’s Bar & Grill – Alexandria
  • Garden Center Lanes – Alexandria
  • Broadway Ballroom – Alexandria
  • St. Agnes School – Osakis
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Church – Osakis
  • Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management – Alexandria (employee break rooms)
  • Grand Arbor by Knute Nelson (Pioneer Grill/Bountiful Bistro) – Alexandria
  • Anderson Florist, Garden Center & Greenhouse – Alexandria
  • Uptown Florist – Glenwood
  • Minnewaska House – Long Beach
  • Smokin’ Brews & ‘Ques – Alexandria
  • Butterfly Hill Nature Preschool – Alexandria
  • Pizza Ranch – Alexandria
  • Lake Reno Bar and Grill – Glenwood
  • Lake Miltona Golf Club – Alexandria
  • Osakis Country Club – Osakis
  • Alexandria Senior Center – Alexandria
  • American Legion Club – Lowry
  • Diamond Willow Assisted Living – Alexandria
  • Gather Coffee + Bistro – Glenwood
  • Bryce’s Beans – Alexandria
  • United Methodist Church (& Community Wood Fired Oven Pizza Events) – Alexandria
  • Zorbaz – Alexandria
  • District 2908 – Brandon/Evansville
    • Elementary Schools, Middle School and High School
  • La Ferme – Alexandria
  • Deja Bleu House of Coffee – Alexandria
  • Lake Ridge Townhomes (HOA) – Alexandria
  • Art Bar 39 LLC – Alexandria
  • Alexandria Technical and Community College – Alexandria
  • Country Inn & Suites – Alexandria
  • Vista Prairie at Windmill Ponds – Alexandria
  • Andria Theater/Alexandria Area Arts Association – Alexandria
  • Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center – Alexandria
  • Douglas County Extension Service/4H – Alexandria
  • Douglas County Public Works/County Parks – Alexandria
  • Backroads Steakhouse – Evansville
  • Garden Bar on 6th – Alexandria
  • Lakes Catering – Starbuck
  • Widseth Smith Nolting – Alexandria
  • Runestone Electric Association – Alexandria
  • Theatre L’Homme Dieu – Alexandria
  • Country Blossom Farm – Alexandria
  • County Line Meats – Alexandria
  • Douglas County Courthouse/Service Center – Alexandria
  • Glenwood Lutheran Church – Glenwood
  • Shalom Lutheran Church – Alexandria
  • First Lutheran Church – Alexandria
  • West Central Area Schools – Kensington
  • O-Town Tavern – Osakis
  • Glenwood Retirement Village – Glenwood
  • Village Cooperative – Alexandria
  • PrimeWest Health – Alexandria
  • Alomere Health – Alexandria
  • Calvary Lutheran Church – Alexandria
  • Glenwood Chamber of Commerce – Glenwood
  • Lowry Manufacturing – Lowry
  • Lure Lakebar – Alexandria
  • Minnewaska Golf Club – Glenwood
  • NSI/Nutrition Services Inc/Viking Towers/Meals on Wheels) – Alexandria
  • Pollard Community Center/Meals on Wheels/Senior Center – Osakis
  • Starbucks Coffee – Alexandria
  • St Luke’s Church – Garfield
  • Central Square – Glenwood
  • Douglas County Jail – Alexandria
  • 700 Cedar Building – Alexandria
  • LGC Biosearch Technologies – Alexandria
  • New Life Christian Church – Alexandria
  • Glenwood United Parish – Glenwood
  • Alexandria Golf Club – Alexandria
  • Calvary Lutheran Church – Glenwood
  • City of Glenwood (City Hall) – Glenwood
  • Carlos Creek Winery – Alexandria
  • 22 Northern Brewing Co – Alexandria
  • First Lutheran Church – Kensington
  • Shady Lawn Resort – Alexandria
  • Rolling Forks Vineyards – Glenwood
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Lowry
  • Fron Lutheran Church – Starbuck
  • Cooked Willow – Osakis
  • Brother’s Market – Miltona
  • Brother’s Market – Carlos
  • Brother’s Market – Osakis
  • Grace Lutheran Church – Brandon
  • Zion Lutheran School – Alexandria
  • Zion Lutheran Church – Alexandria
  • Kalon Prep Academy – Alexandria
  • Douglas County Administration – Alexandria

Grant County Organics Recycling participating businesses – started December 2019

  • West Central Area Schools – Elbow Lake
  • Jim’s Market – Elbow Lake
  • Prairie Ridge Hospital & Health Service – Elbow Lake

Great Solution to reduce your garbage created!

Great Solution for restaurants, care facilities, grocery stores, schools and others that create a lot of food waste/soiled papers.

Great for your environmental footprint.

Great for your environmental commitment to the next generation.