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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
16454 Blaine Ave., Empire
Year-round drop off is available. Food/organics must be separate from yard waste.

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

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

The Mulch Store
1030 West Cliff Rd., Burnsville.
Open seasonally.

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

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

OTI Yard and Tree Waste
1021 W. Black Dog Road, Burnsville
OTI is located within the Freeway Transfer Site.

Last updated: 5/7/2015 5:23 AM