2015 Compost for Minneapolis Community Gardens


Please note: Gardening Matters will no longer be facilitating the compost program for the City of Minneapolis. 

You can find more information about the 2015 City of Minneapolis Compost Program here!

You can also download a description of the program and print applications for Fall and Spring. 

If you are a new garden and need to register with Gardening Matters, please print and mail in this paper survey, or complete the online community garden survey.

Low or No-Cost Compost Available to Registered Community Gardens:

The Clean City Minneapolis program, operated through the City of Minneapolis’ Division of Solid Waste and Recycling, provides registered Community Gardens with low or no-cost compost. Qualifying community gardens may request one delivery of up to 10 cubic yards of compost. The amount of compost and the number of compost deliveries are limited, and not guaranteed.

Compost and compost deliveries are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. However, community gardens that have never received compost, have poor soil quality, or are start-up gardens will get priority.

· Fall compost deliveries begin October 1 and end November 1. Fall compost requests must be submitted by September 23http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/solid-waste/cleancity/WCMS1P-137299

Community gardens must be registered with Gardening Matters, a local non-profit dedicated to community gardening, to qualify for the program. To register your Community Garden please contact Gardening Matters http://www.gardeningmatters.org/compost-community-gardens or call 612-821-2358.

End of Season Cleanup Survey:

The City of Minneapolis Division of Solid Waste & Recycling is interested in gathering information regarding how community gardens currently manage yard waste and organic materials during end of season clean ups.  Please complete the survey linked below, it should take less than 5 minutes to complete.  Responses can be submitted untilSeptember 23.  The City may or may not use the information gathered to develop end of season cleanup assistance for community gardens. 

Please complete survey here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YsM0jLUu2qW7JuavwF3_ymLCdnKZsUSTk-RInDOaDtQ/viewform?usp=send_form

For questions about the city program, please contact Michelle Howard, Clean City Coordinator, Division of Solid Waste and Recycling
Office: 612.673.2789 │ Email: michelle.howard@minneapolismn.gov 

Our thanks to the City of Minneapolis, Solid Waste Department, for making compost available for community gardens!