Food Waste Compost Program

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The City of Saint Peter is happy to present our Food Waste “Green“ Composting program.  Starting June 3, 2019, the City will offer drop-off site Food Waste Composting to residential customers at two locations: 

  • The current yard waste compost facility just off North Swift Street (1128 North Swift Street) adjacent to the National Guard Armory. 
  • The overflow parking area of Jefferson Fields (enter at 950 Menk Drive).

Specially signed containers will be provided at each site.
This great program comes at no additional cost for City residential refuse customers and has the added benefit of possibly reducing the size of your refuse curbie to save additional money too.
The program is easy….

  • Send an email to indicating your name, property address and phone number.  In return you’ll receive a code that allows you to open the food waste compost dumpster at the collection site. Remember that code. We are asking for sign up and using the code so that we can communicate with you about future changes in the system, challenges we face, and amount of use.  Our hope is to get a group of great users that can then help spread the word about the environmental and financial benefits of food waste composting.
  • Once you’ve received your code, begin dropping off allowed food waste at either site.  The containers are available 24-7, but remember, the site doesn’t accept food in plastic bags.  If you need to put the food waste in something, local retailers have compostable bags available for purchase.
  • Then, once your food waste is in the container, simply lock it back up and that’s it!

By offering this program, the City hopes to reduce waste going to the incinerator for waste to energy, see the use of these materials go to better environmental purposes, and, hopefully in the future, save a few dollars on overall disposal costs; not to mention making the world a better place for gosh sakes!
The list of acceptable products for food waste is shown in the chart below.


Products You Can Compost - Recycle

But not every type of product is accepted at this time.  Some of the items we aren’t able to accept include the following:


For more information on food composting, please check out these links for tips and tricks on the benefits of composting and look for more information from the City on backyard food waste composters:

Sign up for Food Waste Composting today!