Community garden compost

The City offers no cost and low-cost compost to community gardens in Minneapolis.

Overview

Community Gardens in Minneapolis may apply for compost.

Compost deliveries begin May 1 and end November 1. However, very cold or snowy weather can affect when the season starts or ends.

Compost and compost deliveries are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Priority goes to community gardens that have:

  • Never received compost
  • Poor soil quality
  • Start-up gardens

Qualifying community gardens may request one delivery of up to 10 cubic yards of compost. The amount of compost and the number of compost deliveries are limited, and not guaranteed.

Spring and summer compost

Spring compost requests must be submitted by the third Friday in April.

  • Deliveries begin May 1 and end September 30
  • 400 cubic yards of no-cost compost is available
  • 30 no-cost compost deliveries are available
  • Once no-cost compost and/or deliveries are exhausted, we will offer low-cost options

Fall compost

Fall compost requests must be submitted by the third Friday in September.

  • Deliveries begin October 1 and end November 1
  • 200 cubic yards of no-cost compost is available
  • 15 no-cost compost deliveries are available
  • Once no-cost compost and/or deliveries are exhausted,  we will offer low-cost options 

Low cost options

Low-cost compost is 50% off the retail price at $11.00 per cubic yard, plus delivery. Low-cost delivery is available for $120 per delivery.

We will contact Community gardens with billing details. Authorization to add charges to a Minneapolis Utility Billing account is required before delivery.

  • 1,000 cubic yards of low-cost compost is available.
  • 75 low-cost compost deliveries are available.

Contact us

Clean City Coordinator

Phone

612-673-2789

Address

Eastside Maintenance Facility
2635 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday – Friday

This building is closed to the public.