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Compost / Brush Sites

In an effort to keep neighborhoods clean and divert organic material from landfills, Saint Paul partners with Ramsey County to expand services at compost sites.

Brush and trees are converted into fuel used by the District Energy co-generation plant.

For more information about brush, compost and yard waste please visit Ramsey County.


In 2004, 146,293 cubic yards of organic waste were diverted from landfills and delivered to compost sites in Saint Paul.

In 2004, the first year that tree and shrub waste was accepted, 67,314 cubic yards of tree and shrub waste were collected by the compost sites in Saint Paul.

In 2004, 78,979 cubic yards of leaves and grass were received at the four compost sites in Saint Paul.
Ramsey County has distributed more than 5,000 backyard composting units to residents of Saint Paul.

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