City Compost Site



MAY 5, 2021


Location: The city Compost site is located at 801 S Prairie Street

Hours of operation (weather permitting)Wednesdays (3-7 pm) and Saturdays (8am -12pm)

Weather Permitting: If it is raining or has rained within the past 24 hours the site most likely will be closed.  The road leading back to the site gets very muddy and the likelihood of vehicles getting stuck is high)  Check the city website for updates on closures. 

Permitted and acceptable compost items: Leaves and grass. 

Permitted and acceptable wood items: Trees, tree branches, and brush

We are NOT permitted to accept: plastic or paper bags (even though they are marketed as compostable/decomposable)

Additional Information: This is a supervised site, so please be aware of the times listed.  The opening is contingent on the weather and road conditions at the site.  Please check our website prior to coming. 

Please Note: The city compost site is only open to Harrisburg residents: You MUST provide a utility bill showing proof of address to utilize the compost site. If you don’t have a copy of your water bill you may request one at City Hall during regular business hours.


Most licensed waste haulers within Harrisburg offer yard waste disposal. Additionally, Mueller Pallets located just outside of Harrisburg near Exit 73 offers free disposal of branches and other used wood products.

Mueller Pallets:                                               

Licensed Garbage Services in Harrisburg:

Novak Sanitary                                        338-7126

Waste Management                         906-6036

A-Ok Sanitary                                   331-1103

Sioux Falls Sanitation                      338-8055

Bolte’s Sunrise Sanitation               361-7936

R & S Sanitation                                647-5371

Roo's Sanitation                              498-1588


Updated 04/01/2021