Food Waste – Residential

$150.00 on January 1st each year and a $50.00 deposit fee

The cost of the program is $150 a year (and $50 deposit).  No more trips to the yard waste site.  No more guilt about throwing food away.  You can sign up online at our residential food waste recycling page or call Hsu Growing Supply at 715-675-5856.

Food Waste – Residential

SKU 99008 Category


Did you know it’s illegal to put leaves and grass in the dumpster? Hsu Growing Supply can help!

Residents can put grass clippings (chemical-free), leaves, and food waste into a bin that HGS will collect weekly from May to October and monthly from November to April.

Why?  It’s illegal to put leaves and grass in the garbage.  30-40% of garbage consists of organic material that can be diverted.  Our landfill is publicly owned and by diverting organic waste, we can extend the life of our landfill.

Buried organic material (without oxygen) produces methane gas.  Composted organic material (with oxygen) breaks down producing Hsu Growing Supply’s Fruit and Vegetable Compost.

HGS will provide a yellow 35-gallon rolling bin and a 5-gallon bucket with a twist-off lid so residents can transfer food waste from their kitchens to the bins.  Pro tip: line the 5-gallon bucket with paper grocery bags and dump the entire bag with food waste into the 35-gallon yellow bin.