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Compost Site

The Paynesville Compost Site is located two miles northeast of Paynesville on County Road 33.  The site is open to both city and township of Paynesville citizens. Accepted items include yard waste such as grass clippings, leaves, twigs, branches less than 4" in diameter, and garden waste. Items NOT accepted include tree stumps, tree or shrub root balls, and large branches.  Finished compost is also available for pick-up. The site is open April through Mid-November.

Effective August 1, 2016, citizens are no longer required to obtain a permit to use the compost site. The compost site will remain open 8 am until 8 pm or dusk, which ever comes first.

During the season the Compost Site will be open unless:

  • There is threatening lightning occurring
  • Any weather warnings have been issued for Stearns County
  • A consistent rain downpour has occurred for 15 minutes or more
  • Memorial Day
  • Town & Country Days Parade
  • Dates and Times are all Weather Pending.