Compost Site

Compost Site opening May 2nd. Permits now available.

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

May 2 - October 31st
Mon, Wed, Fri          4:00PM - 7:00 PM
Saturdays                8:00 AM - Noon

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
  • Make & Model of Vehicle
  • 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.