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Compost Site
Due to daylight savings hours, the compost hours will be Monday and Wednesday from 3-6 and Sat 8-12 & 1-5. The last day that the compost site will be open is Saturday, November 18th.

Meadowlark Compost Site
33890 733rd Avenue

The Meadowlark Compost Site is regulated by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the city complies with all of the requirements as set forth by the DNR.

2017 Season
The compost will be closing on November 18, 2017 for the season.  Please note that the compost will only be open weather permitting.  See hours on the right >>>.

Important Information
Keep this information in mind as you make use of the Meadowlark Compost Site:
  • Anyone found leaving unauthorized materials at the compost site will be prosecuted under city ordinance.
  • Compost is available free of charge from the site.
  • The city will not accept any responsibility for any accidents which occur at the compost site.
  • The compost site is monitored by the St. James Street Department.
  • Tree branches can be harvested for fire places and fire rings at the risk of the individual. Individuals must sign a release form provided by the City of St. James Street Department prior to harvesting tree branches. 
  • The Compost Site will not be open during inclement weather.

Accepted Items

There are designated areas for the placement of these items: 
  • Garden debris
  • Grass clippings
  • Tree branches
  • Unpainted wood products


  • Contractor Fee - $100 per season
  • User Fee - $1 per day
  • Punch Card of 12 Punches - $10
  • Punch Cards can be purchased on-site or at City Hall 

City Hall
Ph: (507) 375-3241

Compost Site Hours

Mon & Wed - 4-7 p.m.
Sat - 8-12 & 1-5