Compost Site

St. Cloud River Bluffs Regional Park Compost Site
The St. Cloud compost site (522 33 Street South) is located in the St. Cloud River Bluffs Regional Park area. St. Cloud River Bluffs Regional Park is located east of County Road 75, off of 33rd Street South. Customers are encouraged to utilize the compost site for grass clippings and leaves, as well as brush and tree waste.
2016 Compost permits will be available beginning March 14, 2016. Permits may be purchased online (click on "Online Services") or at City Hall during regular business hours. Permits are NOT available at the compost site. Permits are valid for the 2016 composting season only.

Permit Costs:
R1 Permit: City residents utilizing City refuse & recycling services:                                       $25.00
R2 Permit: City residents and parcels who do not utilize City refuse & recycling services    $35.00
NR Permit: Residents of neighboring cities and townships:                                                   $45.00
Replacement of lost, stolen or destroyed permit:                                                                   $  5.00

At the time of purchase, applicants will be required to furnish the cashier the license plate number along with make and model of the vehicle to be used to transport yard waste  to the compost site. Permits are non-transferable.

Hours of Operation
 Due to favorable weather conditions, the St. Cloud compost site will be open on a limited basis on Saturday, March 19 and Saturday, March 26, 2016. It will be open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm both days. The regular schedule for the compost site will begin April 2, 2016.

April 2, 2016 - November 19, 2016 (depending on weather)
Days Time
Monday Noon - 6 p.m.
Tuesday Noon - 6 p.m.
Wednesday Closed to the public
Thursday Noon to 6 p.m.
Friday 1 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Site closed on: 
  • Memorial Day, May 30, 2016
  • Independence Day, July 4, 2016
  • Labor Day, September 5, 2016
  • Veterans Day, November 11, 2016
Rules & Regulations
  • Commercial haulers and lawn service companies are not eligible to use this site.
  • You must register with the attendant on site before entering the compost site.
  • You must have a compost permit displayed on the inside bottom of the passenger side of your front windshield. Entry to the compost site will not be allowed without a valid permit. The permit must be affixed as described.
  • Only clean yard waste, brush, and tree waste will be accepted.
    • Acceptable yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, pine cones, pumpkins, acorns, apples, dirt, and sod.
    • Acceptable brush and tree waste includes shrubs, tree branches, firewood, garden vegetation and cornstalks.
    • The city reserves the right to limit the quantity or disallow the disposal of brush and tree waste without prior notice.
    • Unacceptable yard waste includes construction wood, dimensional lumber, wood pallets, stumps, or whole tree logs.
    • Yard waste mixed with rocks, metal, concrete, polystyrene foam, animal feces, food scraps, or other foreign material is also unacceptable.
  • You must dump your own plastic bags and take the empty bags with you. No plastic bags can be left on site, as they contaminate the compost.
  • You must dump your yard waste as indicated by the signs and traffic cones. This method enables city workers to turn the yard waste material with their equipment.
  • Brush and tree waste needs to be separated from yard waste and deposited in a separate location as indicated. All loads entering the site must be covered to prevent loss of any waste while driving to the compost site.
  • Composted soil is not always available for individuals who have purchased a compost permit. When available, there is a 90-gallon per week maximum per individual. Composted soil is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For further information or questions, please contact Public Works at 320-650-2900.