Compost Sites

Anoka County compost sites open year-round.

New this year! 

Both Anoka County compost sites will be open December through March to collect yard and tree waste and organics (food waste and non-recyclable paper).  Yard and tree waste will be accepted based on fees listed below.  Organics accepted free of charge.

Organics are being collected in a separate container at the compost sites.  Learn more about the program.  Residents are encouraged to sign up for the program to receive information on how to get started.  To sign up, complete our on-line form.  Click here for a fact sheet about the program.  If you'd like more information the program please call 763-323-5730.

Bunker Hills, Coon Rapids


13285 Hanson Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55448
One mile north of CSAH 14 (Main Street)
Turn east at stop light intersection of 133rd Ave and Hanson Blvd.  Compost site is one mile east of Hanson Blvd on 133rd Ave.  Watch for directional signs at Hanson Blvd and 133rd Ave.
See a map  |  Get driving directions

Hours of Operation

December - March, weather permitting
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. ONLY

April - November, weather permitting
Monday - Friday:  10 a.m. - 7 p.m. or sunset *
Saturday:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Sunday:  Noon - 5 p.m.*
Closed Easter Sunday, Memorial Day (observed), Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving
Pricing information is listed below.  To contact the Bunker Hills, Coon Rapids site directly call 763-767-7964.

Rice Creek, Lino Lakes


7701 Main St, Lino Lakes, MN 55038
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.  Use entrance to Wargo Nature Center.

See a map  |  Get driving directions

Hours of Operation

December - March, weather permitting
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. ONLY

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

Pricing information is listed below.  To contact the Rice Creek, Lino Lakes site directly call 651-429-3723.
* Sunset Closing Hours
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 customers 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.


  • Bunker Hills site - fees may be paid with cash, credit and debit cards.
  • Rice Creek site - fees must be paid with cash only.  Checks, credit and debit cards are not accepted.
  • You must show proof that you live in Anoka County.
  • Please keep yard waste and tree waste separate.

Leaves & 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.
  • Free for the first 4 cubic yards (approximately 28 yard waste bag equivalent)
  • $5 for each load in excess of 4 cubic yards
** Leaves and grass must be debagged.  Please unload your yard waste and take your bags or containers home. Even paper or other compostable bags need to be debagged and brought home.  Reusable alternatives to bags that work well are plastic garbage cans or tarps.

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 - $6/cubic yard
  • Branches or logs 6 inches-18 inches in diameter - $10/cubic yard
  • Branches, trunks or logs greater than 18 inches in diameter - $20/cubic yard
  • Stumps up to 36 inches in diameter - $40/cubic yard
  • Stumps greater than 36 inches in diameter - $60/cubic yard
  • Dirty loads, loads with materials mixed together - $20/cubic yard
  • Christmas trees (decorations removed) - $1.00/tree
  • Christmas wreaths - $5.00/wreath

Tree and yard waste are measured by the following calculation:
In feet - Length of materials x width of material x height of material. Then divided by 27 (to convert to a cubic yard).

Compost Availability

Compost and mulch will not be available for sale December through March.  April through November, when available, finished compost may be picked up on a first come, first served basis (non-commercial use only).  Contact sites directly for product availability.  Be sure to bring your own containers and shovel.