Backyard Composting

Leaves, grass and plant trimmings can be combined with fruit and vegetable scraps in a compost bin to create a rich organic material for your lawn and garden. That’s recycling at its best!

The benefits of composting: 

• Reduce yard, garden, and food waste  
• Reduce water and fertilizer required for your lawn and garden
• Improve soil quality and supply essential nutrients for plant growth 

Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale  


To ensure the health and safety of staff and customers, we are making the following changes to compost bin and rain barrel pick-up procedures.

COVID-19 Pick-up Procedures
  • Please stay in your vehicle - no exceptions.
  • Through a cracked window, let staff know your name and which item(s) you ordered.
  • Items will be placed in your trunk or cargo bed, not in the passenger area.
  • Staff are wearing face covering for your protection. We strongly encourage you to do the same.
Rain barrels are currently sold out. Sign up HERE to be notified when additional rain barrels become available. 

Home Composter Compost Bin

$64 full price | $44 sale price
Home Composter Assembly Instructions


 Black home compost bin cylinder with brown dirt in front of big

RainCatcher Rain Barrel

$79 full price | $59 sale price
RainCatcher Assembly Instructions

 Brown rain barrel next to house with siding connected to a rain gutter with hose attached to rain ba

Pre-ordered items are available for pick-up at the Environmental Center during normal business hours. 

Washington County Environmental Center

4039 Cottage Grove Drive
Woodbury, MN 55129

Tuesday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Closed on 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day.

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Backyard Composting

Rainwater Collection