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Yard Waste & Compost

Yard Waste

State law prohibits putting yard waste in your garbage (Minnesota Statutes §115A.931). Residents looking to properly dispose of yard waste can contact their trash hauler directly to ask about their yard waste services.  Residents can also take advantage of the two available compost sites in Anoka County:

            Bunker Hills Compost Site
            13285 Hanson Blvd.
            Coon Rapids, MN

            Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Compost Site
            7701 Main St.
            Lino Lakes, MN

These sites are a great alternative for residents with grass clippings or leaves in amounts that are too large to compost or leave on their yard at home.  Both sites are open year round, weather permitting. The winter hours are more limited than the warm weather hours. No charge for the first four cubic yards of yard waste. Proof of residency must be shown.

For maps, hours, or more information on fees and acceptable materials, please visit the website for Anoka County Recycling & Resource Solutions, or call 763-324-3400.

Tree Waste

State law prohibits putting brush and tree waste in the garbage (Minnesota Statutes §115A.931). Trash haulers may separately collect brush and tree waste for a fee. Anoka County compost sites also accept brush and tree waste, and fees vary based on the amount and diameter of the materials.  Residents may use tree waste as firewood, or chip it for mulch.

For more information on the disposal of brush and tree waste, please contact Anoka County Recycling & Resource Solutions at 763-324-3400.

To find an on-site tree service, which could include trimming, removal, chipping, and pick up, check your business services phone directory under "Tree Service" or "Ground Maintenance".

Compost

The Bunker Hills Compost Site in Coon Rapids and the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Compost Site in Lino Lakes offer free finished, unscreened compost from the sites when available.  This compost may be picked up on a first come, first served basis (non-commercial use only).  Remember to bring your own shovel and containers!

To check for compost availability, please call the individual site:

            Bunker Hills Compost Site, call 763-767-7964
            Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Compost Site, call 651-429-3723

For information on backyard composting in Anoka County, or to learn how to obtain a compost bin, visit Anoka County Recycling & Resource Solutions website, or call them directly at 763-324-3400.