Collect food and non-recyclable paper from your kitchen, place them into biodegradable bags, and bring them to the Northfield Compost Site.
Northfield Compost Site1801 Armstrong RoadNorthfield, MN 55057
Open April 11 to November 19, 2023
If sunset occurs before the closing time, the site will close due to darkness. The compost site does not have lights.
Follow the signs or ask the attendant where to dump items. There are separate areas for branches, yard waste, perennial flowers and organic recycling (food waste).
Dump organics recycling in the marked container.
Topsoil compost is available free to the public for use in your yard. You are responsible for loading and hauling.
A railroad crosses in front of the entrance to the Compost Site. A train may periodically block the entrance and exit. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
CP Rail 1-800-716-9132
An organics dumpster is also located on the east side of the Northfield Street Shop.
Northfield Street Shop1710 Riverview DriveNorthfield, MN 55057
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