Compost Site Permit

The City of Sartell requires that a Compost Site Permit is displayed in the front windshield of your car to gain access to the site.

Compost Site

The Sartell Compost will open for the season on April 18, 2015 (weather permitting.)   

The City of Sartell Compost Site is located off of County Road 4. To get to the site from Sartell City Hall, take Pinecone Road South until you reach the stop sign at Heritage Drive and Pinecone Road Intersection. Take a right onto County Road 133 and go about 2 miles until you reach County Road 4. Take a right onto County Road 4, and then another right on 30th Avenue North. You will see the Compost Site on your right. A map to the compost site is available towards the bottom of this page.

If you are purchasing your permit at Sartell City Hall in person the cost is $30.00 for the permit if you are doing it by mail or through the website, the cost is $31.00.

Compost SiteCity Residents: Click Here to purchase your 2015 Compost Site Permit for $31.00 (read below statement 1st.) 

Non-City Residents:  Click Here to purchase your 2015 Compost Site Permit for $61.00 (read below statement 1st.)

Read this before purchasing a permit online:    Compost permits are $31.00 for City of Sartell residents and $61.00 for area City and LeSauk Township Residents.  You must fill out all the fields of information that it asks for, (Vehicle Make, Color, License Plate Number), if any information is missing or the correct amount is not paid, your permit will not be issued.  If you are purchasing this permit on a weekend, please print out a copy of your receipt to show the Compost Site Attendant your proof of purchase.

Hours of Operation

Opening Day - April 18, 2015

Monday and Friday:   4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday:   1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday:   8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.       

Wednesday and Sunday:  Closed                               

Rules and Regulations 

  1. You must be a Sartell resident.  LeSauk Township and City of St. Cloud Residents are also able to purchase non-resident compost permits for $60.00.($61.00 if purchased online.) (Compost sticker required)
  2. Commercial haulers and lawn service companies are not eligible to use this site.
  3. You must register with supervisor on site before entering compost site.
  4. You must have a compost permit sticker attached to the inside bottom of the driver side windshield. Entrance to the compost site will not be allowed without a valid permit.
  5. Only clean yard waste , brush and tree waste will be accepted.
    Acceptable yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, pine cones, pumpkins, acorns, apples, garden vegetation, dirt and soil.  
    Acceptable brush and tree waste includes shrubs, tree branches, corn stalks and firewood.
  6. The City reserves the right to limit the quantity of brush disposed. 
  7. Unacceptable yard waste includes construction wood, dimensional wood, pallets, stumps or whole tree logs. Yard waste mixed with rocks, metal, concrete, Styrofoam, animal feces, food scraps, or other foreign material is also unacceptable.
  8. You must empty all bags used to transport compost material and put empty bag(s) into dumpster or recycle the bags. No plastic bags are to be left on site if not in the dumpster, as they contaminate the compost.
  9. Branches and yard waste must be separated.
  10. All loads entering site must be covered to prevent loss of any waste while enroute to compost site.
  11. After unloading, all trailers, pickup boxes, etc., must be swept clean.
  12. The equivalent of one pickup load per week of finished compost by permit holders may be taken.
  13. Residents caught purchasing permits for other than their own household vehicles will forfeit their permit(s) for the year and all monies paid.

For other information or questions, please call 320-253-2171. 

New vehicle permits are available at the Sartell City Hall. These permits are color-coded and will need to be purchased before using the compost site. Permits will not be available at the compost site and entrance will not be granted without a sticker.

The compost site permits will need to be displayed in the front driver side window of your vehicle. If you need additional stickers or replacement stickers, they can also be purchased at Sartell City Hall for a charge of $5.00 for Sartell Residents and $60.00 for non-residents. (Please put information for additional stickers on form below. The city reserves the right to check license plate numbers to ensure that the vehicles are registered to you.)

2015 Sartell Compost Site stickers will be available for sale at Sartell City Hall. If you wish to purchase a sticker through the mail, please send $31.00 (or $61.00 if you are a resident of St. Cloud or LeSauk Township) or any additional monies if additional stickers are needed, and the Compost Site Permit form (.pdf) to:

Sartell City Hall
125 Pinecone Rd N
Sartell, Mn 56377