Food & Yard Composting/Organics

Hutchinson is lucky!

We are one of the few cities in the country
that generates revenue for the City from our collected organic waste. And we’ve been doing this for over 20 years!

Organic waste is converted into compost at Hutchinson’s CreekSide Soils facility on Adams Street. The compost is bagged and sold to buyers in and out of state. Revenue from these sales, often over $100,000/year, supports City services.

Creekside Staff

What to put in the green lid organics cart.

Residents have three waste carts: garbage, recycling, and organics. The green lid cart is for organics. This cart is picked up each week.

Items accepted for organics recycling.

All food, food-soiled paper, certified compostable products, yard waste.

  • Leaves, grass clippings, and small wood pieces (the width of a pencil)
  • Meat, fish, poultry, bones
  • Egg shells, bread, pasta, and coffee grounds
  • Vegetable and fruit trimmings
  • Food-soiled cardboard/paper
Download Do’s and Don’ts Guide (PDF)

KEEP THESE OUT of the compost bin.

The items below are contaminants because they cannot be processed at CreekSide. Tell your friends and others in your household: keep these items out of the organics cart!

Important items to leave out of the organics recycling.

If you have questions or are not sure how to dispose of an item, please contact (320) 234-4227.
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