Organics Recycling Coordinator Twila Singh will continue the city of Edina’s “Town Talks” series with a virtual discussion about organics recycling 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 3.
Hosted by City Manager Scott Neal, the discussion will start with a formal presentation on the goals of the city’s organics recycling program and statistics from the first year of collection. An open forum will follow to allow residents and staff the opportunity to discuss the topic of the night and ask questions. Community Health Administrator Jeff Brown will also be available during the open forum to help answer questions.
“Our landfills are running out of space,” Singh said. “Our garbage is increasingly being shipped out of Minnesota to our neighboring states because there is no more room here, and that is directly costing us all more money. It is crucial that we reduce the weight and volume of the garbage which we all create, or our grandchildren are going to be paying for the costs of cleaning up the new landfills that will have to be built.”
She added, “Organics recycling is a key action that can be done by almost every resident in Edina. Every single person in this city can make a difference.”
The discussion will be held via Webex. Access the Webex event at bit.ly/towntalkorganics. Event number: 177 653 4176. Event password: 039847.
Participants may also call in to listen by dialing 415-655-0001 with access code 177 653 4176. Residents may submit questions in advance at bettertogetheredina.org or call in March 3 to pose them. Materials for the “Town Talk” will be available on bettertogetheredina.org for a week following the presentation. Additional questions and comments may be posted there for staff members after the discussion.
The “Town Talk” will be recorded for broadcast on Edina TV and available for online viewing.
For more information, contact the city’s Communications Department, 952-826-0359.