Compost Site

The City Compost Site is closed for the 2023 season.

The South St. Paul Compost Site located on Hardman Avenue and Verderosa Avenue will be be open as follows:

May 5th to September 17thFriday, Saturday & Sunday

9:00 am to 2:00 p.m.
September 22nd to November 19thFriday, Saturday & Sunday

9:00 am to 5:00 p.m.

The compost site accepts yard waste, such as grass clippings and leaves.  Fees for disposal is $1.00 per bag or barrel.  Pickup loads are charged  based on size of truck or trailer.  No commercial truck loads are accepted.  Please do not leave yard waste bags outside of the gates or in the compost piles.  Fines may be imposed for illegal dumping.

The site may not open for the date or close early based upon the weather conditions.

Other option to dispose of leaves and garden waste is Gertens located at 5500 Blaine Avenue, Inver Grove Heights (651-450-1501) Or Gertens R.E.S. Facility located at 805 Yankee Doodle Road, Eagan.

You are required to:

  • Unload your own yard waste
  • Take empty bags/containers with you, and
  • Ensure any yard waste you bring to the site is free of garbage, recyclables or plastic


The South St. Paul Compost Site does not accept any type of brush or tree waste.  

Davey Tree located at 405 Hardman Avenue South will accept brush and tree waste:

Saturday brush disposal

 8 am-12 pm; Brush - $10/per vehicle, per trip (no size restrictions)

April 29th

May 6th, 13th, & 20th

June 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th

July 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th

August 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th

September 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th

Accepted Materials:  Logs, Brush, Sticks, Twigs, Clean Wood Chips.  Please remove all material from bags.

Unacceptable Material:  Dirt or rock of any kind, grass clippings, leaves, perennials & annuals, root balls and weeds

Questions regarding disposal of tress waste, please contact Davey Tree Service at