Compost Site

The Muscatine Compost Site is located at the Muscatine Transfer Station, 1000 South Houser Street, and is open late March to mid December, based upon the weather.

Hours of Operation: 

Sunday - Friday: 12- 6 P.M.

(Currently closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays)

Saturday: 9 A.M. - 6 P.M


The Muscatine Compost Site is open to the general public during the hours listed above. Muscatine and Fruitland residents can deposit yard waste free of charge. Starting November 4, 2019, non-residents and commercial tree and yard waste management services will be charged a fee upon entering the facility (see below).

Call the Muscatine Transfer Station at 563-263-9689 with questions regarding the Compost Site.

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RULES: 

All Loads Must Be Secured.
Yard Waste (Grass Clippings, Leaves, Plants Grown in Residential Yards Only
Brush and Branches (10 feet x 10 feet)
Larger Trees and Logs ( No Tree Stumps or Roots) 

Compost and Wood Mulch: 

Screened compost and wood mulch is available to residents. Loading of compost will be offered on weekdays from 12-3:30 p.m. but limited to the available of staff. Loading of mulch on Saturday and Sunday will be dependent on the individual wanting the compost as staff will not be available to help. Muscatine and Fruitland residents can load up on the compost free of charge while a $5.00 per cubic yard fee will be charged to non-residents and to commercial users.

Delivery Available:

Delivery of compost and wood mulch will be available starting November 4 until the compost site closes for the winter. Deliveries of shredded mulch, wood chips, and compost (when available) would need to be prescheduled by calling the Transfer Station. Deliveries would be limited to Muscatine and Fruitland residents on their trash collection day and limited to time available. A full one-ton truck load would cost $25.00.

Firewood:

Get ready for winter firewood season by coming to the Compost Site and get your firewood. All residents must sign a waiver available from the attendant at the Compost Site before cutting or taking wood.

Fees:

Residents of Muscatine and Fruitland can visit the Muscatine Transfer Station, Muscatine City Hall, or the Muscatine Public Works Department to receive a window sticker to verify that they are a resident and will not be charged a fee at the Compost Site by the attendant. A driver’s license with current address will be needed to verify residency. Each resident will receive a sticker for up to two vehicles which should be placed in the lower right hand corner of the windshield.

COMPOST SITE 2019 FEE SCHEDULE