Yard waste recycling

Yard waste is a natural product that can be composted and reused back in the yard and garden rather than taking up valuable space in a landfill.

What Should I Do with Yard and Tree Waste?

It is illegal in Minnesota to place yard and tree waste (grass, leaves, small brush or plant materials) in your household garbage. This means it must be bagged in a compostable paper bag or reusable container and kept apart from your trash bin. Call your waste hauler on how to prepare your yard waste and fees associated with pick-up. You may also bring yard waste to a compost site.

Yard/Garden Waste

The South St. Paul Compost site accepts leaves, grass, sod, sod trimmings and garden waste. You may bring your compost in any type of bag or by the trailer load.

South St. Paul Compost Site
681 Venderosa Avenue
South St. Paul
Phone: 651-554-3260 or 651-554-4118


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.

Brush/Tree Waste

The South St. Paul Compost Site does not accept brush/tree waste. Please bring these items to:

Gertens - Inver Grove Heights
2475 53rd Street E
Inver Grove Heights 
Phone: 651-450-1501

Year-round drop-off is available at the brickyard for brush, yard waste, prunings, logs, sod and soil, and hardscaping.

The Davey Tree Expert Company (Formerly S & S Tree Horticultural Specialists, Inc.)
This site is no longer accepting waste for the Fall 2021 season.
405 Hardman Avenue South
South St. Paul
Phone: 651-451-8907
Open Saturdays, 8 am to Noon
Closed holidays

No stumps are accepted. There is no size limit on tree/brush waste. 

There will be a $10 per load (any size) charge. Payment will be accepted for the exact amount or with a check payable to Davey Tree.