What should I do with yard and tree waste?
It is illegal in Minnesota to place yard and tree waste (grass, leaves, small brush, plant materials) with your household garbage. This means it must be bagged in a compostable paper bag or reusable container and kept apart from your trash bin. Call your waste hauler on how to prepare your yard waste and fees associated with pick-up. You may also bring yard waste to a compost site.
SOUTH ST PAUL COMPOST HOURS
April 24th to September 6th
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Only: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
September 11th to November 9th
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Only: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The compost site may not open for the day or close early based upon the weather conditions.
South St. Paul Compost Site is located off of Hardman Avenue and Verderosa Avenue. (681 Verderosa Avenue).
Coming from the west: 494 to Hardman, go north on Hardman Avenue to Verderosa. Take a right on Verderosa. Coming from the east: 494 to Hardman, go north on Hardman Avenue to Verderosa and take a right on Verderosa.
MATERIALS ACCEPTED: Leaves, grass, sod and garden waste
NO WOOD CHIPS OR MULCH IS ACCEPTED
You may bring your compost in any type of bag or by the trailer load. Charges for yardwaste disposal is $.50 per standard bag - $1.00 per larger plastic bag or barrel or volume based fee for truck loads.
While you are there, take some finished compost home with you for free.
The compost site is no longer accepting brush/tree waste.
You may take your brush and tree waste for no charge to:
S & S Tree Horticultural Specialists, Inc.
405 Hardman Avenue South, South St. Paul
Saturday Only - 7:00 am to 5:00 p.m.
For questions regarding brush and tree waste disposal only, please call:
NO STUMPS ARE ACCEPTED
NO BAGS ACCEPTED AT THIS SITE ~ PLASTIC OR COMPOSTABLE
NO SIZE LIMIT ON TREE/BRUSH WASTE
For a comprehensive listing of yard waste sites, brush and tree waste sites, food waste and mixed waste drop sites, click here.