LSC: the Newest WLSSD Food Waste Drop Site

In April 2015, Lake Superior College and Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) teamed up to offer Duluth’s newest Community Food Waste Drop Site.


Here’s the scoop:  LSC is the host site, WLSSD contracts with a hauler to pick up the organics, the surrounding community and LSC get to drop their compostables in the designated ORGANICS dumpster (located at our loading dock area, look for the sticker that says “ORGANICS” in yellow print) for FREE, and WLSSD turns those organics into Garden Green compost at their industrial composting facility in west Duluth.  Want more information?  Great!  Check out WLSSD’s Food Waste Drop Off Instructions.   LSC is THE OFFICIAL Lincoln Park drop site!

There’s a hosting perk just for the LSC community.  To get things started, WLSSD provided us with home collection bins.  Since the hosting agreement began, they have donated over 75 bins to our employees!  These small bins fit perfectly under your sink, and make a great transporter for your scraps. Need bags?  No problem!  Just stop by E2120 and grab a bundle of bags for yourself!  A bag will typically take about a month to fill…typically…  If the West end of the building is closer for you, you might want to grab your bags from the 2nd floor W-building entrance (located right next to the loading dock area, bag box just inside the door).  These bags are available to anyone in the community utilizing the drop sites for FREE from WLSSD.  If you have questions about composting or the drop site program, email


Food scrap collection bins, bags and information provided by WLSSD and available in the Sustainability Office (E2120).

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