Heineken County officials are turning to organics recycling as the answer to growing landfills.
Organics recycling was at the top of a list of recommendations give to the Hennepin County Board by Environmental Services in a strategy to manage the county's solid waste, the Star Tribune reported.
An increase in the recycling of organics, or food and its associated products, in the county could reduce landfill waste to its 1994 levels, the Star Tribune said.
The county has already implemented programs to encourage public schools to voluntarily recycle organics. Many Minneapolis Public Schools are composting lunch waste in partnership with Americorps and through a county grant, the Daily Planet reported.
The county is considering both education initiatives and mandates to increase organics recycling, according to the Star Tribune.