Yard Waste Disposal
St. Cloud uses a volume-based yard waste collection system. All of the yard waste collected by the City is composted. Yard waste is picked on Mondays throughout the City, spring - fall. Yard waste is scheduled to begin on April 6, 2020 and end on November 23, 2020 (weather permitting).
There will be NO yard waste pickup on the following Mondays:
- Monday, July 6, 2020
- Monday, September 7, 2020
- Monday, November 9, 2020
Refuse and recycling customers are required to use specially marked "City" bags for yard waste. Yard waste bags are clear compostable bags with the City logo imprinted on them.
The cost for yard waste service is $1.25 per City yard waste bag (sold in quantities of 10; cost $12.50 per package) Bags are 30 gallons in capacity. No bags other than specially marked "City" bags will be picked up. Only purchase bags as needed due to the shelf-life of compostable bags.
Please view the informational video posted below.
- Using Yard Waste Bags
- Purchase Yard Waste Bags
- Tree Waste
- Special pickups
- City Compost Site
- Yard Waste Video
Yard Waste Bags can be purchased at:
Arrow Ace Hardware
Casey's General Store (Lincoln Ave SE)
Catholic United Financial Credit Union
St. Cloud City Hall
Go For It Gas
Good Earth Food Co-op
Kwik Trip 1230 Hwy 23 E
2211 West Division St
6250 County Rd 120
3705 23rd St S
725 44th Ave N
9th Avenue Express
City residents are eligible to use the City's self-haul compost site located at River Bluffs Regional Park area east of County Road 75 off 33rd Street South (522 33rd St S). Commercial hauler and lawn service companies are not eligible to use this site. A compost site permit must be purchased by mailing your application or by using the online portal. Permits are not available at the compost site.
R1 Permit: $25.00 City residents utilizing City refuse & recycling services
R2 Permit: $35.00 City residents and parcels who do not utilize City refuse & recycling services
NR Permit: $45.00 Residents of neighboring cities and townships
Replacement of lost, stolen or destroyed permits: $5.00
At the time of purchase, applicant must provide the license plate number of the vehicle that will be used to transport yard waste to the compost site. Permits are non-transferrable. The compost site permit must be displayed on the inside bottom of the passenger side of the windshield. Only clean yard waste, brush and tree waste free of rocks, metal and concrete will be accepted. Acceptable yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, pine cones, pine needles, pumpkins, acorns, apples, garden vegetation, dirt and sod. Acceptable tree waste includes branches, sticks, firewood, Christmas trees, shrubs or bushes, and cornstalks. Unacceptable: construction wood, dimensional lumber, wood pallets and other manufactured wood products, landscape rock and tree stumps. All loads entering the site must be covered and secured to prevent loss of waste in transit. Residents must unload their own yard waste, and must take all empty bags and containers with them.
Permit holders may self-load and haul composted soil when available from the City compost site during normal hours of operation. Permit holders must provide their own shovel and containers and must self-load and haul the compost. There is no additional charge for this service. Mulch and wood chips are no long available.