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Community Garden Compost

Community Gardens located in the City of Minneapolis may apply for compost.  Compost deliveries begin May 1 and end November 1.  However, very cold or snowy weather can affect when the season starts or ends.  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.  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.        

Spring Compost

 Fall Compost

Low-Cost Compost Options


Low-cost compost is 50% off the retail price at $11.00 per cubic yard, plus delivery. Low-cost delivery is available for $120 per delivery. Community gardens will be contacted with billing details. Authorization to add charges to a Minneapolis Utility Billing account, is required, and must be received prior to delivery date.

Application for Community Garden Compost

All Season Compost Application (web form) 

Spring/Summer Compost Instructions and Application (PDF)

Fall Compost Instructions and Application (PDF)

Printable version of Community Garden Compost Program Information (PDF)




Last updated Mar 13, 2020



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