February 25, 2022

With springtime gardening right around the corner, it is the perfect time to get a head start on your plant plans. While this typically includes fun tasks, like picking out brightly colored flowers and new garden gnomes, you should also prioritize identifying invasive species that have the potential to negatively…
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January 31, 2022

It’s a new year, and we’ve got a few things up our sleeve at the SMSC Organics Recycling Facility. Our facility strives to provide the best service and quality products for our customers, which is why we implement new offerings each year to better serve the community. Committed to being…
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December 23, 2021

Now that the holiday season has come and gone and the Christmas trees have been properly recycled, what’s next for the SMSC Organics Recycling Facility? Well, the passionate staff have been busy planning for the new year. This includes partnering with other like-minded organizations and searching for more ways they…
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November 17, 2021

Evergreen trees are a staple for many holiday celebrations. And while most families choose between a real or an artificial tree, it can sometimes be difficult to decide which is the best option for you and your family. If recycled after the holidays, real trees are the best option for…
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October 26, 2021

After the trick-or-treaters clear away and Halloween is officially over, don’t toss your pumpkins in the trash! Instead, bring them to the SMSC Organics Recycling Facility during the third annual Pumpkin Drop-off, November 1-6, and help turn your pumpkins into compost. Open to the public and free of charge, this…
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September 1, 2021

After months of research and planning, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), unveiled the SMSC Organics Recycling Facility on September 6, 2011. The 24-acre site was created to support their objective of being a good steward of the earth by providing a large-scale composting facility for the area. In addition…
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August 1, 2021

The administrative staff at the SMSC Organics Recycling Facility are responsible for keeping the day-to-day operations running smoothly and efficiently. From soliciting new business customers to managing the compost process to coordinating operations, the admin staff is always ready to help. Let’s meet the group behind the scenes at the…
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July 1, 2021

When pulling up to the SMSC Organics Recycling Facility, the scale house is the first point of contact for all customers. These employees are responsible for all transactions that happen at the facility—including ringing up customers, directing them where to go in the yard to find the correct product, and…
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June 1, 2021

Since opening in the fall of 2011, the SMSC Organics Recycling Facility staff has grown to a team of 15 full-time employees and three part-time scale attendants. So what do all of these employees do? Over the next several months, we will answer just that! First, let’s meet the operators….
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