Compost Site

The City of Howard Lake's Compost Site is located west of town off Keats Avenue. This site is open to Howard Lake Residents ONLY Township Residents are prohibited from using this compost site.  Township Residents are encouraged to use the Wright County Compost Facility.

The site is currently OPEN for the 2023 season. 


ACCEPTED MATERIALSPROHIBITED MATERIALS
GrassTree Stumps
LeavesGarbage
Yard WastePlastic Bags
Brush/Tree BranchsCommercial Dumping

It is strictly prohibited to dump after hours, or outside the gate!

Hours of OperationCompost Site AddressPhone #

Open Daily: 8am - Dusk

Howard Lake, MN 55349

(320) 299-0001
May close due to weather!  
Closed from November to April/May  

Wright County Compost and Recycling Facility

Wright County residents can dispose of compost, household hazardous waste, and recyclable materials at the compost and recycling facility with an appointment. Visit Wright County's Website to get a complete list of materials and associated fees.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTERECYCLABLES
AcidsAluminum/Tin Cans
AdhesivesBallasts
Aersol CansChild Car Seats
Anti-Freeze (if < 5 gallons)Christmas String Lights
Automobile FluidsClean Cardboard
Caulk/PuttyClothing/Textiles
CausticsCopiers
CleanersFluorescent Bulbs
Herbicides/PesticidesGlass Food Containers
Household Sharps/LancetsMajor Appliances
InksMonitors/CPUs
Lighter FluidPlastic
Oil Filters (if < 10 filters)Propane Cylinders
Paint/Stain/VarnishScanners
PolishesScrap Metal
Rechargeable BatteriesTVs
Strippers/ThinnersTires
Used OilWhite Rigid Styrofoam
Waxes 
Hours of OperationAddressPhone #

Most Drop Offs require

appointments. Please

call to schedule.

505 County Road 37 NE

Buffalo, MN

55313

(763) 682-7338
Tuesday: 9am - 3pm  
Thursday: 9am - 6pm  

2nd Saturday of the Month:

8am - 12pm