Compost Site


The South St. Paul Compost Site is open to the public!

The SSP Compost Site accepts leaf and garden waste only, and you are asked to take your lawn bags with you after emptying them. Tree or brush waste is not accepted at the SSP Compost Site.  You will need to dispose of tree and brush waste at another facility.  

As a reminder the SSP Compost Site is open to Dakota County residents only.  

FEES:  The site will begin charging $.50 per small bag and $1.00 for larger bags or barrels.  

NORMAL HOURS OF OPERATION: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m.

Site to close for the season:  November 8th

Other option to dispose of leaves and garden waste is Gertens located at 5500 Blaine Avenue, Inver Grove Heights (651-450-1501) Or Gertens R.E.S. Facility located at 805 Yankee Doodle Road, Eagan.

Additional SSP Compost Site Information 
The compost site may not open for the day or close early based upon the weather conditions.

South St. Paul Compost Site is located off of Hardman Avenue and Verderosa Avenue. (681 Verderosa Avenue).


Coming from the west: 494 to Hardman, go north on Hardman Avenue to Verderosa. Take a right on Verderosa. Coming from the east: 494 to Hardman, go north on Hardman Avenue to Verderosa and take a right on Verderosa.

MATERIALS ACCEPTED: Leaves, grass, sod and garden waste



The South St. Paul Compost Site does not accept any type of brush or tree waste.  

Davey Tree (former S & S Tree and Horticultural Specialists, Inc.) located at 405 Hardman Avenue South will accept brush and tree waste (no stumps)  on the following dates:

September 12th, 19th and 26th

October 3rd and 17th

November 14th

Closed after November 14th

 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon

  A charge of $10.00 per load will be collected at time of disposal.  Payment will be accepted for the exact amount or with a check made out to Davey Tree.