Composting

CreekSide Organic Material Processing Facility Information

CreekSide Compost Facility has served the Hutchinson community and the surrounding area for many years. In an effort to improve service and further minimize its waste stream to the landfill, the compost facility was expanded in 2001. Residents can drop off yard waste, brush, logs and clean wood at the CreekSide Compost Facility free of charge. The compost facility is also the final destination for residential organic material that is placed in the 90-gallon curbside organic carts. This material is composted into a nutrient-rich fertilizer and used as a soil amendment for roadside construction projects, landscaping and gardens.

“We are really thankful for this valuable service!” – Resident

Between 30-40% of all waste going to the landfill is made of organic material, which can instead be composted and made into a valuable soil amendment. Composting your food and yard waste reduces the production of methane gas in landfills, and supports at least four times more jobs than a landfill on a per-ton basis. Compost improves the soil’s ability to retain moisture and nutrients, and promotes plant growth while reducing the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

“I love being able to reduce what goes into a landfill.” – Resident

CreekSide Organic Material Processing Facility

West Central Sanitation Green Compost Bin

Composting/Organics
(All Green)
City of Hutchinson & CreekSide Soils

1500 Adams Street SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Phone: (320) 587-6762
Fax: (320) 234-5649
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Staff

Andy Kosek
CreekSide Manager
111 Hassan ST SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350
(320) 234-5680
fax: (320) 234-5649


The compost facility operates on a year round basis.

Summer Hours:

Monday – Friday
April 1– Nov. 15

8:00 am – 6:30 pm

Saturdays
April 1– Nov. 15

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Winter Hours:

Monday – Friday
Nov. 16 – March 31

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturdays
Nov. 16 – Nov. 30

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dec.1 – March 31 –  Saturdays Closed

** Note**
Open November 12th for Veterans Day – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.  There will be no truck loading.
Open Day after Thanksgiving Day – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm



How to Sort & Prepare Recyclables

Useful Phone Numbers:

  • Down Sizing/Billing Information, call Utility Billing at (320) 234-5672.
  • General composting question’s, call CreekSide at (320) 587-6762.
  • Missed pickup of garbage or compost bins, call Utility Billing at (320) 234-5672.
  • If you have any questions regarding recycling or need directions, call McLeod County at (800) 335-0575 or (320) 484-4300.
  • For information on the Fall Leaf Vacuum Service only, please call Public Works Operations & Maintenance at (320) 234-4219 or email us.
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