Compost Sites
Yard and Tree Waste

As of November 30, both Anoka County Compost Sites are closed for the season.

Both compost sites will re-open on April 1, 2014, weather permitting.

There is a fee of $5 per vehicle for debagged leaves, grass clippings and garden waste up to four cubic yards.  An additional 50 cents per yard will be charged in excess of four cubic yards.  There is a variable fee for tree waste disposal, depending on the size and amount of the material.  Residents are asked to keep yard waste separate from tree waste.


Anoka County has two compost sites available to its residents that accept yard waste:

You must show proof of residency in Anoka County to use these sites.

Please note hours and fees before going to either site.

 

Bunker Hills Compost Site

Location:  13285 Hanson Blvd, Coon Rapids, one mile north of CSAH 14 (Main Street)

bunker hills compost site map

Hours of operation:

April - November, weather permitting
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.*
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.*
Closed Easter Sunday, Memorial Day (observed), Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving

* Starting at the end of September, sunset occurs before 7 p.m.  The compost sites are not equipped with lights.  For the safety of our workers and users we cannot allow access to the site after sunset.  Please allow at least 15 minutes before closing time to pay for and unload your yard waste.

For compost availability or other information about this site call 763-767-7964.

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Please note hours and fees before going to either site.

 

Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Compost Site

Location:  7701 Main St, Lino Lakes, south of 35W off CSAH 14 (Main Street), there is no exit from 35W to County Road 14, use the Lake Drive (CSAH 23) exit from 35W and take Lake Drive north to Main Street.

Map to Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Compost Site 

Hours of operation:

April - November, weather permitting
Monday closed
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.*
Wednesday closed
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.*
Friday closed
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.*
Closed Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving

* Starting at the end of September, sunset occurs before 7 p.m.  The compost sites are not equipped with lights.  For the safety of our workers and users we cannot allow access to the site after sunset.  Please allow at least 15 minutes before closing time to pay for and unload your yard waste.

For compost availability or other information about this site call 651-429-3723.

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Materials accepted and fees:
Leaves and Grass (and other non-woody yard waste)

The following materials can be mixed together and are charged the same rate; acorns, garden waste, grass clippings, leaves, pine cones and needles, sod (residential quantities), soft bodied green plants and weeds.

  • $5 for each load up to 4 cubic yards.
  • An additional 50 cents per cubic yard will be charged in excess of 4 yards.

Leaves and grass must be debagged. Please unload your yard waste and take your bags or containers home.

 

Tree Waste
The following materials are considered tree waste; brush, evergreen boughs, logs, shrub trimmings, stumps.  The price depends on the size and amount of the material. The loads are measured to determine the quantity that is being dropped off. Tree waste may be loose or bundled. The more compact you make your load, the lower the fee.

  • Branches 6 inches or less in diameter - $7/cubic yard
  • Branches or logs greater than 6 inches in diameter - $10/cubic yard
  • Trunks or stumps greater than 2 feet in diameter - $40/cubic yard
  • Christmas trees - $1.50/tree (Accepted at Bunker Hills site only, following the holidays.) For more information on Christmas tree disposal, click here.

 

When available, finished compost may be picked up on a first come, first served basis (non-commercial use only). Be sure to bring your own containers and shovel.

 

About Yard and Tree Waste

Mulching naturally fertilizes and strengthens the lawn to make it more resistant to disease. Simply mow and leave the clippings where they lay. No cost, no bagging, no hauling.

Anoka County Integrated Waste Management has 2 free booklets related to yard and garden care: Composting and Grasscycling and Shrub and Tree Care. To order or download these booklets, go to the Publications page.

State law prohibits putting yard waste in your garbage (Minnesota Statutes § 115A.931). “Yard waste” includes garden wastes, leaves, lawn cuttings, weeds, shrub and tree waste, and prunings.

In addition to curbside pickup of garbage and recyclables, your garbage hauler may offer curbside pickup of yard waste.

 

Tree Waste Alternatives

State law prohibits putting brush and tree waste in your garbage.  Anoka County compost sites accept tree waste for a fee, charged by the cubic yard. Your garbage hauler may separately collect brush and tree waste for a fee.  You may also use tree waste as firewood or chip it for mulch.

There are several drop-off sites that accept tree waste for a fee from Anoka County residents. To view detailed information on tree waste see the Brush/Tree Waste section in our Recycling Directory.

To find an on-site tree service, which could include trimming, removal, chipping and pickup, check your business services phone directory under “Tree Service” or “Ground Maintenance.”

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Anoka County Integrated Waste Management
Government Center
2100 3rd Avenue, STE 340
Anoka, MN 55303-5032
 
Phone: 763-323-5730  |  Fax: 763-323-5731  |  E-mail: use the Contact Us page