Compost Site

  • Site Operation

    • April 1 – December 1 (subject to change due to weather restrictions)

      • Monday: 8am-3:30pm

      • Tuesday: 8am-3:30pm

      • Wednesday: 8am-Dusk

      • Thursday: 8am-3:30pm

      • Friday: 8am-Dusk

      • Saturday: 8am-Dusk

      • Sunday: 8am-3:30pm

  • Allowable Users - By utilizing the site, users agree to the terms of this policy.

    • Residents of the City of Silver Lake

    • Non-residents through permitting system (no commercial)

  • Site Monitoring

    • The site will be monitored continuously via a security camera system.

    • Users must show photo id and/or permit to gain access to site.

    • Non-residents must fill out log book provided at entrance for each visit.

  • Acceptable Material - Materials must be separated and placed in designated areas. Load sizes must not exceed 12 yards.

    • Yard Waste

      • Grass clippings

      • Leaves

      • Pinecones

      • Garden vegetation

    • Brush

      • Shrubs

      • Twigs

      • Sticks

      • Tree branches up to 6 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet in length

  • Unacceptable Material - This is not a comprehensive list, but rather indicates the types of material not allowed.

    • Construction wood

    • Lumber

    • Pallets

    • Stumps or whole trees

    • Garbage including but not limited to plastic, rocks, metal, concrete, animal feces, food scraps

  • Violations
    • Any violation of this policy and/or illegal dumping may be prosecuted as a petty misdemeanor under MN Statute 609.68

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City Hall Closed*
New Year's Day                        Labor Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day         Veteran's Day
President's Day                        Thanksgiving Day
Memorial Day                          November 27
Independence Day                    Christmas Eve Day             
                                              Christmas Day           
*If Holiday is on Saturday, the Friday before will be closed, and if it is on Sunday, the Monday after will be closed.                                            

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Address: 308 Main St. W

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