Yard Waste Recycling
Yard, garden and tree waste can be recycled into compost. In fact, putting it in your garbage is illegal in Minnesota. Leaves, grass and plant trimmings, along with some types of food waste, can be combined in a backyard compost bin to create a valuable soil additive for your lawn and garden. That is recycling at its best! Later use the finished compost to improve your soil or as mulch around plants.
Residents of Norwood Young America may bring their yard waste to 640 Tacoma Boulevard (pdf) (located in the Industrial Park).Continue Reading about Yard Waste Recycling
The City of Norwood Young America has garden plots available for lease. We require a $25.00 deposit check plus a $10.00 (per plot) watering check payable to the City of NYA.
The community gardens could not have been possible without the help of the Central High School building construction class that built 16 of the 24 gardens along with the garden shed on the site. Funding for the building material was acquired through a SHIP (Statewide Health Improvement Program) grant. The Lions and West Carver Lions also donated 8 fruit trees and 2 shade trees to plant at the site.
Carver County has four food shelves that provide food support to families in need. Please call the food shelf to check eligibility requirements and hours.Food Shelf Options