Compost Site

Mon, Wed, Fri          4:00PM - 7:00 PM
Saturdays                8:00 AM - Noon

November 4th         8:00 AM - Noon
November 11th       8:00 AM - Noon 

The St. Joseph Compost site is open to residents of St. Joseph, St. Joseph Township, St. Wendel Township, and the City of St. Cloud. 


  • St. Joseph City Residents - $45.00
  • St. Joseph Township/St. Wendel Township Residents - $70.00
  • City of St. Cloud Residents - $60.00

COMPOST SITE ADDRESS: 7613 Ridgewood Rd, St. Joseph, MN 56374

ACCEPTED MATERIALS: leaves, twigs, branches and garden waste. Tree limbs over 3” in diameter must have all foliage & supporting branches removed.


  • Apply permit to the inside of the windshield on the driver's side. License plate numbers will be verified by staff on site.
  • Additional/Replacement permits can be purchased from City Hall for $5.00.
  • Upon entering the site, check in with the attendant. All containers must be taken with you when you leave.
  • Free composted material is available to permit holders.
  • No construction debris will be accepted.

Buying A Permit

The following information is needed to purchase a compost permit:

  • Name
  • Address
  • License Plate Number

You can purchase a compost permit:

  • In person at the St. Joseph Government Center
  • Online 
  • Mail - mail information to 75 Callaway St E, St. Joseph, MN 56374
  • Drop Box on the western side of the Government Center

If paying by mail, online, or via drop box, a compost permit will be mailed to you at the address provided.