About the bins
Hennepin County offers compost-bin kits for sale to help you start composting. The kits are made of cedar and wire mesh and are sold with all materials, hardware, and assembly and composting instructions included. Some assembly required.
Kits are about 3’ x 3’ x 1’. Assembled bins are 3’ x 3’ x 3’.
Bins cost $60 each. Some assembly is required. Lids are available for an additional $15 each.
Bins are built by Productive Day Program crews, which is an on-the-job carpenter training program for low-risk offenders.
Cities have varying backyard composting ordinances; check with your city recycling coordinator about your local ordinance.
Purchase bins at our drop-off facilities
Compost bins are for sale at the Hennepin County Drop-off Facilities.
Map: Brooklyn Park facility
8100 Jefferson Highway, Brooklyn Park, MN
Loading instructions: Residents are responsible for loading the bin into their own vehicle. If you need help loading it, please bring along a member from your household.
Map: South Hennepin facility
1400 West 96th Street, Bloomington, MN
Loading instructions: Staff will load bins into trunks or flatbeds of vehicles. Follow staff directions.
- Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Closed Sunday and Monday.
Obtaining your bin
Have a space cleared in the trunk of the vehicle, bed of truck or in a trailer before you visit.
Kits are about 3' x 3' x 1'. Assembled bins are 3’ x 3’ x 3’.
- Bins cost $60 each. Some assembly is required. Lids are available for an additional $15.
- Cash, check or credit card (Visa, Discover, Mastercard) accepted.
Our policy is not to offer refunds for compost bins. However, if you have a question concerning your payment or wish to inquire about a potential refund, please call 612-348-3777.