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Address: Across the street from the Hazardous Waste Facility - 305 Silver Creek Rd NE, Rochester, MN 55906Phone: 507 328-7070 Fax: 507 328-7090Compost Site Hours: Open seven days a week during daylight hoursDepartment Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (except for holiday closings 160 KB) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recycling your clippings to your lawn:
provides needed nutrients to your grass
reduces need for fertilizer applications
improves your soil
Benefits of Recycling Your Lawn Clippings - University of Minnesota Extension
Benefits of Mulching Leaves - University of Minnesota Extension
The University of Minnesota Extension and MN Pollution Control Agency have created detailed guides on backyard composting.
Finished compost is available for pick-up on the north side of the Compost Site. Bring a shovel to load your bucket, pickup truck, or trailer.
Donation boxes are available on-site for residents and businesses who wish to support the Compost Site's daily operations.
Suggested Donation Rates
$0.50/ 5-gallon bucket
$5.00/ car load
$20.00/ pickup or trailer Load
Benefits of Compost (581 KB)
April - November: An Olmsted County employee is available to load vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 10,000 lbs. (or greater) for a fee of $15.00 per ton or $12.00 per cubic yard from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday.
December - March: Bulk loading is available by request only; residents should call 507 328-7070 to schedule an appointment.
Jumping worms are an invasive species of earthworm that can strip nutrients from topsoil and damage the roots of plants in nurseries, gardens, and turf. Check your yard waste before bringing it to the Compost Site.
To date, jumping worms have not been confirmed in the finished compost at the Compost Site.