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City of Northfield, MN
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Ph: 507-645-8833

Compost / Yard Waste

                                         April 4 - November 12, 2017

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Friday 2:00PM- 7:00PM (or sunset)
Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM (or sunset)
Sunday 12:00PM- 5:00PM (or sunset)
Holidays - Closed
   *The Compost Site does not have lights. If sunset occurs before the closing time, the site will close due to darkness.


1801 Armstrong Road
Northfield, MN 55057

Northfield residents may take all yard waste, including brush, branches and shrubbery to the City of Northfield compost site during scheduled hours. Limb size must be less than six inches in circumference. Finished compost is also available for pickup at the site. Businesses and contractors should contact the Streets and Parks Division for information about commercial yard waste disposal.

DSI will pick up leaves curbside fit he following requirements are met:
    *Leaves must be in a compostable brown paper bag.
        -Bags are available at a variety of stores
        -Two local vendors are Menards and Ace Hardware
    *Bags must be tagged with a proper DSI tag.
        -DSI tags can be purchased at Econo Foods for $2.00
     Organic Composting

Collect food and non-recyclable paper from your kitchen and place them into biodegradable bags and bring them out to the Compost Site during regular hours.

All food products can be recycled including fruit, vegetables, bread, cereal, dairy, meat (including bones), coffee grounds, filters and tea bags. Non-recyclable paper includes paper towels, plates, napkins, and pizza boxes.

Items NOT acceptable are plastic bags, styrofoam, glass, metal, diapers and pet waste.

The compost site is located between Northfield and Dundas on Armstrong Road, just south of Sechler Park. The compost site is generally open April through October.

Rice County Landfill

The Rice County solid waste landfill site also accepts yard waste. The landfill is located halfway between Northfield and Faribault, off of Highway 3 approximately one mile east on 145th Street East. For more information about what is accepted at the site, call 507-332-6833 or visit their web site at www.co.rice.mn.us/waste.

Streets & Parks

1710 Riverview Dr.
Northfield, MN 55057

Ph: 507-645-3050

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 4 p.m.