Where can I take my leaves and garden waste?

Composted materials (such as leaves or garden waste) can be taken to the City Compost/Burn Site, which is located on Peabody Road by the City lagoons.

Compost Site Map

Compost/Burn Site Rules

  • Place material in appropriate areas.
  • Burning by authorized personnel only.  Burning by unauthorized persons is subject to a misdemeanor and/or fines of $750.
  • Anyone witnessing misuse of this site is encouraged to get a license plate number and call the Police Department at 507-637-4005.


  •  April 1 – October 31
    Monday:  CLOSED
    Tuesday – Friday:  7:30 am – 8:00 pm
    Saturday/Sunday:  9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • November 1 – March 31
    Monday:  CLOSED
    Tuesday – Friday:  7:30 am – 6:30 pm
    Saturday/Sunday:  9:00 am – 6:30 pm

You can also take composted materials (Grass/leaves/garden waste Only – No wood materials i.e. sticks/branches) to the former City shop at 1200 South Mill Street on the west side of the building.