Food Waste Drop-Off Instructions

Note: Food Scrap Drop Sites are available during the COVID-19 shutdown. Please practice social distancing at the sites and continue to use compostable bags.

Collecting Scraps for Drop-off

Keep a container lined with a compostable bag near the kitchen sink for plate scrapings and prep scraps. Wrap smelly food, like fish, in newspaper and freeze. Place food scraps in securely tied compostable bags. Never use plastic shopping bags. Twist-ties are OK.

Compostable Bags

Only use approved compostable bags with the Biodegradable Products Institute logo. Two sizes of free replacement bags are available at WLSSD-staffed drop sites or for purchase at Duluth area businesses including Marshall Hardware, Ace Hardware, Whole Foods Co-op, and Twin Ports Paper & Supply.

YES: Do Drop off

Anything that is or was edible: raw and cooked food, meat, fish, small bones, spoiled/moldy food, fruits, vegetables, peels & pits, cheese, breads, dough, pasta, rice, old pet food, tea bags, coffee grounds & filter.

NO: Don’t Drop Off

Pet waste, kitty litter, diapers, liquids, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, regular plastic bags and containers, dirt, rocks

Drop Site Locations

WLSSD Yard Waste Compost Site

27th Ave. W. & Courtland St.
Seasonal hours

WLSSD Household Hazardous Waste Facility

27th Ave W. & Courtland St.

WLSSD Materials Recovery Center

Rice Lake & Ridgeview Rds.

Chester Creek Café (parking lot)

1902 E. 8th St., Duluth

Concordia Lutheran Church (north parking lot)

2501 Woodland Avenue, Duluth

Lake Superior College (W-building parking lot, near loading dock)

2101 Trinity Rd., Duluth

Site Closed October 16, 2020. Marshall Hardware (parking lot behind Snap Fitness)

4415 E. Superior St., Duluth

Willard Munger Inn (parking lot)

7408 Grand Avenue, Duluth