2013 Compost Program for Community Gardens
-FOR CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY GARDENS ONLY-
Our thanks to the City of Minneapolis, Solid Waste Department, for making compost available for community gardens!
READ OVER ALL INFORMATION THOROUGHLY BEFORE SUBMITTING COMPOST REQUEST!
The link to the Request Form for Compost is down below. Please register your garden before requesting compost.
If you have difficulty with the compost form, please email email@example.com
All Community Gardens that are registered with Gardening Matters and are located within the City of Minneapolis limits are eligible to receive compost. Community Gardens that have not received complimentary compost through the Solid Waste and Recycling program in the past will be given first priority.
Compost is available April 8, 2013 through October 26, 2013. Each garden is allowed one (1) delivery of 1 – 15 cubic yards of complimentary compost, while complimentary supplies and complimentary deliveries last. After the Minneapolis contract supply of complimentary deliveries is committed, remaining complimentary compost will be available at a rate of $115/per load, delivered. Once the complimentary compost supply and complimentary deliveries have been committed additional compost will be available at a rate of $7/per cubic yard plus an additional $115/per load delivery fee.
Section I. Complimentary Compost
A supply of 600 cubic yards of complimentary compost is available, with no more than 60 deliveries. Complimentary Compost will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, with the exception of Community Gardens that have not received Complimentary Compost in the past, taking first priority for the season in which the request was submitted. If complimentary compost remains after the 60 complimentary deliveries have been committed, the remaining complimentary compost will be available at a rate of $115/per load, delivered.
Section II. For Fee Compost
After the Minneapolis contract supply of complimentary compost is committed, additional compost will be available from at a rate of $115/per load of 1-15 cubic yards, delivered.
Payment for ‘For Fee’ compost must be received prior to delivery. For Fee compost delivery work orders must be signed for at the time of delivery. A supply of 500 cubic yards of ‘For Fee’ compost is available. Payments must be made by cash or check only. Checks are made payable to the City of Minneapolis, Finance Department. Payments may be mailed or hand delivered to our Downtown office. A receipt of payment will be provided, by request only.
After placing order, please mail or hand-deliver payment to:
Mailing Address (Downtown Office):
City of Minneapolis
Solid Waste and Recycling Division
309 Second Avenue South, Room 210
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2281
Delivery of Compost
Compost deliveries are available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following weeks:
- April 8, 2013 through April 30, 2013
- May 1, 2013 through May 17, 2013
- June 10, 2013 through June 29, 2013
- July 8, 2013 through July 31, 2013
- August 1, 2013 through August 24, 2013
- September 9, 2013 through September 30, 2013
- October 1, 2013 through October 26, 2013
Each garden will be allowed one complimentary delivery of compost, per season, while complimentary deliveries and complementary supplies last. Community gardens must have a clearly marked area designated for compost delivery. Requests to delivery Compost to an area with low hanging wires or narrow access may have their delivery location changed or the delivery cancelled.
Community gardens should be prepared to accept compost deliveries outside of their requested delivery time. Each Community Garden contact will be notified after the delivery request has been received and the delivery has been scheduled. If there is a conflict with the date or time selected for delivery, the contact person for the Community Garden will be notified and asked to reschedule. Deliveries of For Fee compost must be signed for at the time of delivery.
Requests for Delivery
Requests for compost will be submitted to the City of Minneapolis, Division of Solid Waste and Recycling at seven (7) times during the delivery season. To allow time for data entry and delivery arrangements, requests must be submitted by the deadline in order for the delivery to be made during the allotted time frame. Compost delivery requests must be submitted through Gardening Matters. Gardening Matters will submit requests for compost in a single batch to Solid Waste and Recycling on or shortly after the due date for the delivery timeframe.
April Delivery Timeframe: April 8, 2013 through April 30, 2013
Deadline for April Delivery Requests: Friday, March 29, 2013
May Delivery Timeframe: May 1, 2013 through May 17, 2013
Deadline for May Delivery Requests: Friday, April 19, 2013
June Delivery Timeframe: June 10, 2013 through June 28, 2013
Deadline for June Delivery Requests: Friday, May 31, 2013
July Delivery Timeframe: July 8, 2013 through July 31, 2013
Deadline for July Delivery Requests: Friday, June 28, 2013
August Delivery Timeframe: August 1, 2013 through August 24, 2013
Deadline for August Delivery Requests: Friday, July 19, 2013
September Delivery Timeframe: Sept. 9, 2013 through Sept. 30, 2013
Deadline for September Delivery Requests: Friday, August 30, 2013
October Delivery Timeframe: Oct. 1, 2013 through Oct. 26, 2013
Deadline for October Delivery Requests: Friday, September 20, 2013
To place your compost order please fill out this online form by the deadline listed above according to the month when you would like to receive compost. Below is the info that's will be requested in the form:
Community Garden Information
- Name of Community Garden (Each garden should have a unique name)
- Street Address of Community Garden (Intersections or Location description will not be accepted, see NOTE)
- Zip Code for Community Garden
- Is on-site composting available?
- Number of compost bins?
- Number of Garden Plots?
- Have you received Compost through the City of Minneapolis Solid Waste and Recycling program in the past?
NOTE: Most plots of land have a corresponding address, it’s just not posted. There are a few ways to determine the garden address, or at least the best possible address for the garden. Any additional details about the location can be included in the Description for Designated area for Delivery.
a) Both Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis offer property look up services. By searching for a property close to the garden you will be able to “identify” the garden plot. By identifying the plot, the mapping tool will return a street address.
b) Use the neighboring property to determine what the gardening site is likely addressed. For example, if the house north of the garden is 2521 Bryant Ave N, the garden is likely addressed 2519 Bryant Ave N.
Primary Contact's Information
- Organizer’s Person Full Name
- Organizer’s Daytime Phone Number
- Organizer’s Email Address
Alternate Contact’s Information
- Alternate Contact’s Full Name
- Alternate Contact’s Daytime Phone Number
- Alternate Contact’s Email Address
- Amount of Compost Requested (Numbers only, all deliveries will be made in Cubic Yards)
- Delivery Date – First Choice (Date ranges will not be accepted)
- Delivery Time Frame for First Choice Date (provide a 2-hour window)
- Delivery Date – Second Choice (Date ranges will not be accepted)
- Delivery Time Frame for Second Choice Date (provide a 2-hour window)
- Delivery Date – Third Choice (Date ranges will not be accepted)
- Delivery Time Frame for Third Choice Date (provide a 2-hour window)
- Description of Designated area for Compost
- Delivery Instructions (i.e. Low Hanging Wires, Narrow Access, etc.)