Buy A Compost Bin From Hennepin County, Take A Composting Workshop

Hennepin County is selling compost bins to help you get started with backyard composting, a great way to turn food and yard waste into a nutrient-rich resource. The bins are 3’ x 3’ x 3’, made of cedar and wire mesh, and cost $45.There are two options for purchasing a bin:

Compost bin

1. Purchase a bin at the Hennepin County Drop-off Facility in Brooklyn Park. Pay at the facility; no pre-order needed. Cash or check only. Bins are for sale during regular drop-off facility hours:

  • Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 10 am-6 pm
  • Wednesday: 10 am-8 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am-5 pm
  • Closed Mondays and Sundays

2. Pre-order online to pick up during an event. You must submit a pre-order to get a bin at an event; there will be no additional bins for sale at the events.

  • Sat, May 31
    10 am– 4 pm
    Urban Farm Fair, hosted by Project Sweetie Pie
    Humboldt Ave N and Dowling Ave N, Minneapolis
  • Sat, May 31
    10 am– 2 pm
    Better Futures Minnesota, 6100 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley
  • Saturday, June 7
    10 am – 2 pm
    Better Futures Minnesota, 6100 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley

Bins are built by Sentencing to Service (STS) Homes crews, which is an on-the-job carpenter training program for incarcerated men and women.

Composting Workshop

Saturday, June 7, 3–4 pm
Hennepin County Northeast Library Meeting Room
2200 Old Central Ave, Minneapolis
Learn how to start composting successfully with your new backyard compost bin at an upcoming workshop by Master Gardener Jessica Rush. RSVP to Katie Alexander.

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