Compost Sites

Service alert – COVID-19

Anoka County compost sites are open for the season. While dropping off materials at the sites, please stay six feet apart from staff and other site users. If you are bringing in tree waste, please remain in your vehicle when you pull up and pay for your material. Please be patient as site staff do their work and allow at least 15 minutes before closing time to pay for and unload your yard waste.

Any updates on the operational status of the sites will be posted here.

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Anoka County has two compost sites that accept grass, leaves, non-woody yard waste, tree waste and organics. 

You are required to:

  • unload your own yard waste,
  • take empty bags/containers with you, and
  • ensure any yard waste you bring to the site is free of garbage, recyclables or plastic.

Tree waste may be loose or bundled.  

Organics are 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

Location

13285 Hanson Boulevard NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55448

One mile north of CSAH 14 (Main Street)

Turn east at stop light intersection of 133rd Ave and Hanson Boulevard Compost site is one mile east of Hanson Boulevard on 133rd Avenue. Watch for directional signs at Hanson Boulevard and 133rd Avenue.

See a map (PDF) | 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 am - 7 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday: Noon - 5 pm

December - March, weather permitting

  • Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm ONLY

Closed Easter Sunday, Memorial Day (observed), Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving

Rice Creek, Lino Lakes

Location

7701 Main Street, 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 (PDF) | 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 am - 7 pm*
  • Wednesday: closed
  • Thursday: 10 am - 7 pm*
  • Friday: closed
  • Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm*
  • Sunday: Noon - 5 pm*

December - March, weather permitting

  • Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm ONLY

Closed Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving

* Sunset Closing Hours

In October and November, sunset occurs before 7 pm. The Lino Lakes compost site has 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. To see sunset times for October through November, click here.

Materials Accepted:

  1. Leaves, Grass & Non-woody Yard Waste
  2. Tree Waste
  3. Organics

Leaves, Grass, and Non-Woody Yard Waste

The following materials are accepted: 

  • acorns
  • garden waste
  • grass clippings (must be debagged)
  • leaves (must be debagged)
  • pine cones and needles
  • sod (residential quantities)
  • soft-bodied green plants, and weeds. 

*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.

Fees:

  • Bunker Hills Site - Accepts cash, credit and debit card payments.
  • Rice Creek Site - Accepts cash, credit and debit card payments.
  • You must show proof of residency.

Leaves, Grass and Non-Woody Yard Waste Fees

Cubic Yards Fee
0-4 cubic yard  (1 cubic yard = approximately 5 to 8 yard waste bags.) No Charge
5-8 cubic yard $5.00
9-12 cubic yard $10.00
13-16 cubic yard $15.00
17-20 cubic yard $20.00

Tree Waste Fees

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