Locate Compost Drop Off

Learn about the composting service, drop off location, and schedule.

Call (314) 486-0185


In addition to disposing of yard waste in yard waste dumpster or roll carts, City residents may also drop off residential yard waste materials at the composting operation contracted by the Forestry Division (St. Louis Composting Inc.).

Drop Off Hours

First Saturday of each month except when a holiday falls on the first Saturday. In that case drop off will be the 2nd Saturday.

Drop Off Location

St. Louis Composting
560 Terminal Row
St. Louis, MO 63147

Location and Directions

For information Call (314) 486-0185


  1. Bring proof of identity and residency documents
  • your driver’s license or State ID, and
  • any other recent utility bill that demonstrates you live in the city.
  1. Commercial vehicles are not allowed to dump as part of this program.
  2. Review the list below of what is accepted and what is not accepted yard waste materials for disposal. 

    Materials accepted for drop off:
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Brush
  • Twigs (less than two inches in diameter)
  • Garden Plants

Materials not accepted for drop off:

  • Sod
  • Dirt
  • Stones
  • Broken concrete
  • Trees
  • Tree limbs
  • Logs
  • Railroad Tires
  • Stumps
  • Animal feces and dead animal


  1. Arrive to the drop off location during the desiganted Saturday drop off hours
  2. Show proof of City residence. The compost drop off service is for City residents only. 
  3. You will be instructed where to drop off the materials.
  4. For additional information contact St. Louis Composting:

Call (314) 486-0185


The yard waste drop off is a free service to St. Louis City residents.

What to Expect

Disposal of accepted materials for composting.


Division of Forestry


(314) 613-7200

1415 N. 13th St.
St. Louis, MO 63106

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contact the Division of Forestry

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