Composting Resources

Composting classes, speaker's bureaus, and publications. Information about free mulch and compost for City of St. Louis residents. Businesses that accept organics for composting.

Speaker's Bureaus

The following organizations offer speakers who will visit your meetings to present on the topics listed below:

St. Louis Master Gardener Program

  • "Backyard Composting"
  • "Sustainable Gardening - Holistic Gardening"

Composting Links

Composting and Biodegradable Products
Composting at Home
Composting with Worms
Organics Recycling - Composting

City of St. Louis Collection Program

City residents can recycle yard waste by dropping it off on the first Saturday of the month at 560 Terminal Row (located off of Hall Street) or in the Baden area (zip code 63147). For more information, please call 314-868-1612 or visit the Forestry Division webpage.

Free Mulch And Compost

The Forestry Division Compost Section's Contractor mulches and composts yard waste generated by St. Louis City residents and the Forestry Division. At select locations, this mulch and compost is available free of charge to City residents. For more information, please visit the Forestry Division Compost Section's webpage at

Companies That Accept Drop-Off of Organic Waste (From Residents or Businesses)

missouriSt. Louis Composting, Inc.
Fee: Yes.
Materials Accepted: Clean vegetative yard waste only.

  • Location: 560 Terminal Row, St. Louis, MO 63147
    Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-4pm, Saturday 7am-2pm.
    Phone: 314-868-1612

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