Compost Sites

Organics are now being collected in a separate container at the compost sites.   Residents are encouraged to sign up for the program to receive information on how to get started.  Learn more about the organics drop-off program

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

Site Phone: 

To contact the Bunker Hills site directly call 763-767-7964. Contact sites directly for product availability.

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.* 

December - March, weather permitting
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. ONLY
Closed Easter Sunday, Memorial Day (observed), Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving

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

Site Phone: 

To contact the Rice Creek site directly call 651-429-3723. Contact sites directly for product availability.

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.* 

December - March, weather permitting
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. ONLY
Closed Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving

* Sunset Closing Hours

Starting at the end of September, sunset occurs before 7 p.m.  The compost sites have limited lighting.  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. 

Materials Accepted

Leaves, Grass, and Non-Woody Yard Waste

The following materials are considered leaves, grass and other non-woody yard waste: acorns, garden waste, grass clippings, leaves, pine cones and needles, sod (residential quantities), soft-bodied green plants, and weeds. Leaves and grass must be debagged.  

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.


There is no charge for county residents to drop off organic waste.  Materials accepted include food scraps, non-recyclable uncoated paper, and compostable products certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI).  Click here to sign up for the program and for a full list of accepted items.

*Please unload and debag all yard/tree waste and bring all bags/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.  


  • Bunker Hills Site - Accepts cash, credit and debit card payments.
  • Rice Creek Site - Accepts cash payments only.
  • You must show proof of residency.
1 cubic yard = approximately 5-8 yard waste bags.

Leaves, Grass and Non-Woody Yard Waste Fees

Cubic Yards Fee
0-4 cu yd No Charge
5-8 cu yd $   5.00
9-12 cu yd $ 10.00
13-16 cu yd $ 15.00
17-20 cu yd $ 20.00

Tree Waste Fees

Description Fee
Branches/trunks/logs, 6 in. or less in diameter $6/cubic yard
Branches/trunks/logs, 6 -18 in. in diameter $10/cubic yard
Branches/trunks/logs, 18 in.+ in diameter $20/cubic yard
Stumps, 1-36 in. in diameter $40/cubic yard
Stumps, 36 in.+ in diameter $60/cubic yard
Dirty loads, loads with materials mixed together $20/cubic yard
Christmas trees (decorations removed) No Charge
Christmas wreaths $5.00/wreath

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.

About Brush, Tree & Yard Waste

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

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.  

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