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Rochester, MN 55904
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Compost Site

 
 

 

Address: Across the street from the Hazardous Waste Facility
(305 Silver Creek Rd NE, Rochester, MN  55906)
Phone: 507 328-7070               Fax: 507 328-7090
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Facility Hours: Open 7 days a week during daylight hours for yard waste drop off Email: pwservice@co.olmsted.mn.us

Compost Pile 

Yard Waste

Olmsted County operates a yard-waste compost site that accepts leaves, grass clippings and several other forms of yard waste.

  • There is no charge to drop off approved yard waste.
  • Finished compost provides many benefits (112 KB) to gardens and landscaping projects.
  • Before you drop off yard waste, please see our list of acceptable and unacceptable items.

Purchasing Compost

Finished compost can be purchased for a fee(85 KB) Monday through Saturday, 7:30 AM- 4:30 PM at the Scale House near the Waste-to-Energy Facility located at 301 Silver Creek Road NE in Rochester. 

  • Vehicles must be loaded and out by 4:30 PM 
  • Customers load their own compost and provide their own containers
  • $0.50 per 5 gallon container
  • $25.00 per ton
  • An Olmsted County employee is available to load 10,000 # (or greater) GVW vehicles for a price of $30.00 per ton from 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM Monday through Friday.

Backyard Composting

Click here to visit the MN Pollution Control Agency website to learn about composting in your own backyard. 

Tree and Brush

Small quantities of trees and brush can be disposed at the Olmsted County Recycling Center Plus for a fee(85 KB).

For any additional questions please call 507 328-7070.

 

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