Compost Site


APRIL 9TH FOR THE SEASON (Weather Permitting)

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

April 9th to September 5thFriday, Saturday & Sunday

9:00 am to 6:00 p.m.
September 10th to November 14thFriday, 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 are $0.50 per standard size bag or $1.00 per larger plastic 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 & mulch sales dates

 8 am-12 pm; Brush - $10/per vehicle, per trip

April (3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th)

May (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th)

June (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th)

Brush disposal ONLY

8 am-12 pm--$10/per vehicle, per trip

July-Oct (excluding July 4th & Labor Day weekends), every other week

(July 10th, July 24th, Aug 7th, Aug 21st, Aug 28th, Sept 11th, Sept 25th & Oct 9th as the last)

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