Yard compost & brush chipping site

The Yard Compost & Brush Chipping Site will open for the 2024 season on Monday, April 1st.   

The City of Lake City yard compost and brush chipping site is located at 33688 Territorial Road (located at Goodhue County Road #5 adjacent to the old Territorial Road).


Seasonal Hours of operation are as follows:

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturdays - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please note the site will be closed on Memorial Day (May 29th) and Labor Day (September 4th) 


Items accepted at compost site:

  • Grass clippings, garden debris and leaves will be accepted at the yard compost area. Reminder: Do not rake these items into the City Streets as City crews will not pick them up in the spring.
  • Brush, shrubs and trees will be accepted at the brush chipping area. Reminder: all roots must be clean with no dirt material


Items not accepted:

  • plastics, glass, lumber, metal, tires, or cement


Holiday Closures:

The yard compost/brush chipping site will be closed on holidays.  


Compost Site Entrance Stickers Required 

Commercial and Tree Service are required to have a sticker.  Questions?  Call 651-345-6850.

Commercial entities and tree services must purchase a new sticker each year at City Hall.  

  • Commercial (lawn care, golf course, medical, etc.) - $400
  • Tree service providers - $800

Payments can be made by cash, check or credit/debit card.