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Phone: 320-763-9340
Toll Free: 800-972-6318
Fax: 320-763-9342

2115 Jefferson Street,
Alexandria, MN 56308

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Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4:30
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Recycling Center Hours
Monday-Friday 8-5
Saturday 9-2
Closed Sundays

Hazardous Waste Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4
Closed Saturday and Sunday
No appointment necessary




Small Site Composting


Backyard Composting is similar to Small Site Composting.

Community Gardens and Small Site Composting Sites can be developed in sync with each other.  

The biggest difference is the much larger amount of materials that are allowed to be composted on-site and is a great fit for institutions like:

‘Included in the definition of small compost sites is a provision limiting their size to no more than 120 cubic yards of material on site at any given time. 

The size limit applies to all food scraps, yard waste and other feedstocks brought to the site as well as any active or finished compost. Compared to a typical backyard compost pile, this size limit is fairly large. 120 cubic yards is approximately the size of a semi trailer. 

Small compost sites are not required to obtain a permit from the state.’

Small Site Composting Resources

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