Compost Site

The St. Joseph Compost site is open to residents of St. Joseph, St. Joseph Township, St. Wendel Township, and the City of St. Cloud. 


  • St. Joseph City Residents - $35.00
  • St. Joseph City, Rural Residential - $60.00
  • St. Joseph Township/St. Wendel Township Residents - $60.00
  • City of St. Cloud Residents - $45.00

COMPOST SITE ADDRESS: 7613 Ridgewood Rd, St. Joseph, MN 56374

HOURS OF OPERATION: May 1st – November 1st (Weather Permitting)
                Mon/Wed/Fri          4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
                Saturday                8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

CLOSURES: The site will be closed on the following Holidays:
                May 23rd- 25th                       Memorial Day Weekend
                July 4th – 6th                          4th of July Weekend
                Sept 5th – 7th                         Labor Day Weekend
                Nov 26th – 29th                     Thanksgiving Weekend (Weather Permitting)

ACCEPTED MATERIALS: leaves, twigs, branches and garden waste. Tree limbs over 3” in diameter must have all foliage & supporting branches removed.


  • Apply permit to the backside of the rear-view mirror. License plate numbers will be verified by staff on site.
  • Additional/Replacement permits can be purchased from City Hall for $5.00.
  • Upon entering the site, check in with the attendant. All containers must be taken with you when you leave.
  • Free composted material is available to permit holders.
  • No construction debris will be accepted.

Buying A Permit

The following information is needed to purchase a compost permit:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Make & Model of Vehicle
  • License Plate Number

You can purchase a compost permit:

  • In person at the St. Joseph Government Center
  • Online 
  • Mail - mail information to 75 Callaway St E, St. Joseph, MN 56374
  • Drop Box on the western side of the Government Center

If paying by mail, online, or via drop box, a compost permit will be mailed to you at the address provided.