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Commercial Compost Sites

Businesses may drop off yard waste and organic waste (i.e., food scraps and food-soiled paper) at compost sites throughout Dakota County. You must use paper bags, compostable plastic bags or a reusable take-home container to drop off materials at a site. Many hardware stores and garden centers sell compostable bags to the public.

Call first for fees, days, hours and materials accepted.

Food & yard waste drop-off locations
The Mulch Store
651-423-4401
16454 Blaine Ave., Empire
Year-round drop off is available. Food/organics must be separate from yard waste.

SMSC Organics Recycling Facility
952-403-7030
1905 Canterbury Rd., Shakopee
Year-round drop off is available.

Yard waste only drop-off locations
B & D Wood Recycling and Composting
507-645-4279
6520 280th St. West
Greenvale Township, Northfield
Year-round drop-off is available.

The Mulch Store
952-736-1915
1030 West Cliff Rd., Burnsville.
Open seasonally.

Gertens
651-450-1501
(Retail location number)
5500 Blaine Ave., Inver Grove Heights
Year-round drop off is available. 

Gertens R.E.S. Facility
651-209-3511
805 Yankee Doodle Rd., Eagan
Open seasonally from April through mid-November.

Last updated: 3/4/2014 9:37 AM