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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May 1, 2021

From backyard bins and household organics programs to large-scale facilities and statewide initiatives, the SMSC Organics Recycling Facility supports all types of composting. Celebrated nationwide each year during the first full week of May, International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost…
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April 1, 2021

It’s that time of year again—the snow is melting, the sun is shining, the days are getting longer, and all things spring yard prep are top of mind. Spring is an opportune time to start planning your garden and other outdoor projects and preparing your yard for the warmer days…
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March 1, 2021

USDA Organic. The Green Seal. Non-GMO. SelectScience. These “seals of approval” often convey a certain level of comfort to the buyer, promoting feelings of quality, trust, and safety. For the compost industry, the United States Composting Council (USCC) is the governing entity that sets the standards for this quality assurance….
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February 1, 2021

Since opening in the fall of 2011, the SMSC Organics Recycling Facility has supported the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s Dakota tradition of caring for the earth. Over the years, the facility has implemented new products and processes to better serve the Community and our neighbors. With the start of the…
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January 1, 2021

Unless you reside in a place where it’s relatively warm and mild year-round, chances are you have buried the garden shears and lawn mower deep in the garage. But just because you can’t see your green lawn doesn’t mean you can’t spend time thinking about it—and getting it ready for…
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November 30, 2020

After the holidays have come and gone, don’t throw your Christmas tree away! Instead, bring it to the SMSC Organics Recycling Facility where it will be repurposed into mulch, compost, and other useful products in an earth-friendly manner. Not only will you be doing the environment a favor, but you…
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