Compost Drop Off

The Village of Cottage Grove compost drop-off site (for leaves & grass clippings) is located at the former Public Works Building at 225 Bonnie Rd. is open annually from April through November (weather dependent).

2023 update - the drop-off site is scheduled to be open through November 22, weather dependent.

The site is for Village residents only. No contractors allowed.

Accepted items can be deposited inside the cement barriers located along the side of the building at any time during the open season. This site is under camera surveillance and violators are subject to fines.

Items accepted at the drop-off site


  • Leaves
  • Grass Clippings
  • Pine Needles/Pine Cones
  • Garden & Flower Bed Plants

Items not accepted at the drop-off site


  • Branches
  • Woody Material
  • Sod
  • Dirt
  • Soil
  • Rocks
  • Gravel
  • Blacktop
  • Waste of any kind

* Please remember the Village of Cottage Grove does not offer curbside pickup of leaves.