Compost Site

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

April 8th to September 4thFriday, Saturday & Sunday

9:00 am to 2:00 p.m.
September 9th to November 13thFriday, 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 16th and 30th

May 14th and 21st

June 4th, 11th & 25th

July 9th and 23rd

August 6th and 20th

September 3rd

October 1st

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