How do I dispose of yard waste?

YARD WASTE:
Minnesota law forbids the landfilling of yard waste such as leaves, grass clippings and brush. Minnesotans are encouraged to compost yard waste at home or bring yard waste to a community compost site.

Composting is a process that uses water, air and naturally occurring microbes to convert organic matter into a valuable resource. Added to gardens or placed at the base of trees and shrubs, compost contains essential nutrients for healthy plant growth, acts as a soil conditioner, helps the soil to hold moisture better and prevents erosion.

A backyard compost pile can be easily constructed and maintained.

For information on backyard composting and options for building compost structures, call the Recycling Hotline.

COMMUNITY COMPOST SITES:
Faribault -- (507) 334-2222
Lonsdale -- (507) 744-2327
Morristown -- (507) 685-2302
Northfield -- (507) 645-8833