Yard Waste

St. Croix County does NOT have a compost site for residents to drop-off leaves, brush and grass clippings.

Consider at-home composting and mulching. Go to our compost page for more information about setting up your own backyard composting project.

Otherwise here are some options for disposing of these materials:

  • Gerten’s Regional Eco-Services (Cottage Grove, MN)
    12119 70th St S, Cottage Grove, MN
    Or in Denmark Township at the intersection of Manning + 70th
    Open Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Call 651-209-3511 for further details.
  • All Natural Recycling (south of River Falls)
    Accepts grass and leaves for a fee
    By appointment only.
    Contact Adam at 715-497-9130
  • Diamond D Farms (Somerset)
    Accepts grass clippings and leaf waste for free
    and a limited amount of brush for a fee
    By appointment only.
    Contact Dennis at 651-238-0734
  • Freedom Farm (Houlton)
    Accepts grass clippings, leaves and
    manure for a free will offering.
    By appointment only.
    Contact Garry at 715-410-4963
  • City of New Richmond 
    1935 115th Street, New Richmond  
    • Open to city residents only with ID and recent utility bill
  • City of River Falls
    901 West Locust Street, River Falls
    • Open to municipal utilities customers only
  • Sylvester’s Custom Grinding
    (Roberts and New Richmond locations)
    Accepts grass, leaves, brush, log and tree stump debris for a fee
    Open April to November
    Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Saturday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Check website for pricing on the Our Products page
    715-690-9960

Residents who have Waste Management as their waste hauler may purchase yard waste pick-up service with the company. A few municipalities have a yard waste site open for their residents only. Contact your municipality for details. After planting your garden, bring the empty plastic flower pots to Home Depot for recycling

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