Yard & Garden
Learn how to keep your yard and garden looking great while minimizing your impact on the environment.
Home composting is an easy way to turn organic waste into a rich soil amendment. All you need is a compost bin and a pitch fork, which you can find at most lawn and garden stores. Contact your city about rules and restrictions.
Backyard Composting "How-to" videos
Items you can compost:
- Small amounts of leaves.
- Grass clippings.
- Other plant material (except weeds gone to seed).
- Food scraps (except meat, bones, grease and dairy).
- Coffee grounds and tea bags.
- Soiled paper and paper products, like dirty napkins, paper plates and paper egg cartons.
Do NOT add compostable plastics. They will not break down in a backyard compost bin.
- How to compost
- Composting tips
- Composting with a Backyard Bin
- Diagnosing common backyard compost problems
Compost bin sales
Check the Recycling of Minnesota's website for their spring sale events.