Compost Bins

Where to Purchase Compost Bins

Compost bins can be purchased at local garden centers, hardware stores, home improvement stores, or your county compost bin sale.

Anoka County

Contact Anoka County at or 763-323-5730 for more information or check out the Recycling Association of Minnesota's website.

Carver County

Rain Barrels and Compost bins will be sold through the Recycling Association of Minnesota.

Dakota County

Compost bins are available for sale at the Dakota County Recycle Zone. These bins are available to all customers.

How to Get Your Bin
Call the Dakota County Recycling Zone in Eagan to check on bin availability: 651-905-4520.

Where to get your Bin
Dakota County Recycling Zone (operated by Gopher Resources)
3365 South Highway 149, Eagan, MN 55124

Ramsey County

To buy a compost bin or rain barrel, please visit Recycling Association of Minnesota for sale events.

Contact Ramsey County at or 651.633.EASY (3279) for more information.

Washington County

The Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) is selling compost bins and rain barrels this spring. Pick-up locations for pre-ordered bins and barrels include Cottage Grove Public Works on April 28 (9 a.m. - 12 Noon).  For more information or to order a compost bin or rain barrel, go to

Other Options

Make Your Own Compost Bin
Making your own compost bin is relatively easy and inexpensive. For more information on how to construct your own compost bin, visit

Neighborhood Composting
Some neighborhoods in the metro area have started neighborhood compost sites . Ask if your neighborhood has a program, or consider starting one.

Paper Recycling

Recycled paper supplies more than 37% of the raw materials used to make new paper products in the U.S. There is an ever growing demand, so every bit counts.