PLEASE NOTE: Compost sites are now open for the 2019 season. Yard waste is also accepted at the Minot Landfill at no charge.
The City does not collect yard waste with its collection crews. If you wish to dispose of yard waste, you can haul it to the City of Minot Landfill, free of charge, or haul the yard waste to one of the ten compost sites located around the City of Minot (the sites are illustrated on the map). Don't mix yard waste with household garbage.
These compost sites are for City of Minot garbage collection patrons only and are not to be used by non-residents or by commercial haulers. Yard waste includes:
Apples that have fallen from trees
Grass clippings returned to the lawn provide up to 25 % of your lawn's total fertilizer needs. Clippings contain about 4% nitrogen, 2 percent potassium and 1 percent phosphorus. While decomposing, they also serve indirectly as a food source for the bacteria in the soil, which are doing many beneficial things (such as decomposing thatch) for a healthy turf environment.