More than 1/3 of our trash is organic material that can be recycled into compost. Recycling food scraps is an easy way to reduce the amount of trash being sent to landfills. The Cottage Grove food scraps drop-off is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Compostable bags must be used - do not put plastic bags in the City's food scraps dumpster. Compostable bags come packed in your collection container and are available for free at the drop-off site. Please only take one bag per visit.
The Cottage Grove food scraps drop-off program is made possible by a recycling grant from Washington County. For more information on this program and other Washington County programs, please see the Quick Links section.