On the verge of spring, remember new yard waste requirements

9 Mar

A Minnesota law which went into effect on January 1, 2010, requires all metropolitan area residents (except those in the city of Minneapolis, who are exempt from the requirement until 2013) to use compostable yard waste bags when they put their yard waste out for pickup.  “Compostable bags” are either paper Kraft bags or plastic bags labeled as “compostable” or “meeting ASTM D6400 standards.”  When buying bags this spring, look for the word “compostable” on the box or container.  For more information about the new law and its requirements, see this rethinkrecycling.com article and this StarTribune article.

Post by Ivory Ruud, an associate at Thomsen & Nybeck, P.A.  Ivory is a transactional attorney practicing business law, real estate, estate planning and probate, and townhome and condominium law.  Ivory works with individuals and businesses, offering advice and guidance for her clients’ long-term planning and risk management.


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