Minnesota State Law bans yard waste from landfills. Residents must comply by using one or more of the following options:
- Haul yard waste to a composting site during scheduled hours of operation.
- Compost yard waste on their property.
- Contract with their waste hauler to haul yard waste to a compost site.
Woodbury Compost Site
Composting Concepts, Inc., is a privately-owned site located at 4600 Cottage Grove Drive, south of Bailey Road and a quarter-mile south of the Washington County Environmental Center. The site is available for the disposal of leaves, grass clippings, brush and other compostable material. Additionally, trees of all sizes are accepted at the site. Seasonally, Christmas trees and wreaths can be recycled-typically two Saturdays in January.
April 1-Nov. 2: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Saturday
Nov. 3-26: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday
Holiday Tree/Wreaths Recycling
Saturday, Jan. 6, and Saturday, Jan. 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Trees: $10 each
Wreaths: $7 each
Yard waste (Leaves, grass, weeds, flowers, sod and dirt)
$5 per cubic yard or:
$1 per 30 gallon bag or can (or less)
$2 per 60 gallon bag or can
$3 per 90 gallon bag or can
Note: Wednesdays only, seniors (age 65 and up) may dispose of their grass and leaves at a 50 percent discount. This rate applies to grass and leaves only and DOES NOT include brush.
Trees, brush, shrubs
$7 per cubic yard or:
$1.50 per 30 gallon bag or can (or less)
$3 per 60 gallon bag or can
$4.50 per 90 gallon bag or can
Branches and stumps
Under 10-inch diameter: $7 per cubic yard
10- to 16-inch diameter: $14 per cubic yard
16-inch diameter and thicker: $25 per cubic yard
Dirty stumps: $40 per cubic yard
Items Available for Purchase
Finished compost available for purchase
$15 per cubic yard or:
$2 per 5 gallon pail
$3.50 per recycle bin
$5 per 30 gallon can
Garden blend (1/3 compost, 1/3 peat, 1/3 sand) available for purchase
$35 per cubic yard or:
$4 per 5 gallon pail
$8 per recycle bin
$12 per 30 gallon can
Wood chips (regular and premium) also are available for purchase. Contact Composting Concepts for details.
Composting Concepts also delivers compost, garden blend and wood chips. Please call for delivery charges. Loading requires the use of a Bobcat or loader. Please call ahead to ensure that an operator is available.
For more information, call (651) 769-0531.
Other Compost Sites in Washington County
The Washington County Disposal Guide lists all of the compost sites in the county.