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  


Washington County is excited to partner with the Recycling Association of Minnesota to sell compost bins and rain barrels to residents at low cost. 

Washington County residents get an extra $20 off each item! To receive the discounted price, order online at recycleminnesota.org and enter promo code “Washington.” Proof of residency is required at purchase. Limit two rain barrels and two compost bins per household.



Home Composter Compost Bin

$64 full price | $44 after discount
Available for pick-up beginning April 19, 2018
Home Composter Assembly Instructions
 Black home compost bin cylinder with brown dirt in front of big



RainCatcher Rain Barrel

$79 full price | $59 after discount
(While supplies last!)
Available for pick-up beginning May 11, 2018
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

HOURS
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