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Ramsey County Compost

Ramsey County delivers between 6 and 12 cubic yards of finished compost to qualifying community gardens during the month of April.

To qualify for a compost delivery, the garden must:

* Be located in Ramsey County
* Be a non-profit entity (no businesses) 
* Have garden plots open to the public 
* Be fruit and vegetable gardens 
* Register your community garden with Gardening Matters 
* Submit the request before the supply runs out.

If your community garden meets the above parameters for receiving compost: Please email ( or fax (651-266-1177):

* the desired volume of compost (minimum of 6 cubic yards and a maximum of 12 cubic yards) 
* a map or schematic of the site (include an "x" marking the spot for dumping compost)

Please stake the drop site with a "compost here" sign You may request delivery for a certain week in April, but there are no delivery date guarantees since public works delivers compost as their schedule allows.

If 6 cubic yards is too much, please plan on getting the compost from one of Ramsey County's Yard Waste Sites.

If 12 cubic yards is not enough, consider calling a local composter to provide additional compost for a fee. Thank you to Ramsey County for making compost available to community gardens!

**Ramsey County's Yard Waste Sites have free compost for Ramsey County Residents. PLEASE NOTE: In the spring, this compost also runs out rather quickly. Visit their website for a list of compost site locations.