Enjoy Greener Days Ahead with Quality and Ease

March 22, 2022

Now that the snow has melted, it’s time to get excited for greener days ahead. The SMSC’s Organics Recycling Facility is here to help you beautify your yard and get your garden ready for planting. From a FREE yard waste drop-off program to a new online storefront offering top-quality mulch and compost with the click of a button, the SMSC Organics Recycling Facility is here to help you make your lawn the envy of the neighborhood!

FREE Yard Waste Drop-Off Program

Think spring cleaning! After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the SMSC Organics Recycling Facility—in partnership with the cities of Savage, Shakopee, and Prior Lake— is once again offering their yard waste drop-off program for FREE on Sundays during April and May from 8am-2pm.*

If you are a Scott County resident or an SMSC employee/team member, just bring your driver’s license or badge to drop off all your organic yard waste completely free of charge. This is a perfect opportunity to  rid your yard of a winter’s worth of sticks, leaves, and other organic debris for a fresh slate going into summer! Do you live outside of Scott County? No problem, you are still welcome to drop off your yard waste for a small fee—check out our residential page for more info.

As an added bonus, you can now purchase products during yard waste drop-off Sundays! After you have ditched your brush, fill up your trailer or truck bed with mulch, compost, or compost blends for a one-stop lawn improvement shop.

New Online Storefront Now Available

If you’d rather shop from the comfort of your own home, be sure to check out our brand-new online shop! Shop from a selection of your favorite high-quality compost, compost blends, and mulch products at smscorf.com/shop. Orders will be available for pickup or can be delivered right to your home for a fee.

Whether you are a new homeowner, an experienced gardener, or someone just looking to spice up your landscaping, the right compost or mulch can make a world of difference in your green thumb game. The SMSC Organics Recycling Facility is proud to offer some of the best-quality compost, compost blends, and natural and colored mulch to be found on the market—all created locally at our facility in Shakopee. Our products are perfect for:

  • Creating a new garden
  • Establishing a new yard and/or laying sod
  • Helping with existing lawn maintenance
  • Fertilizing and improving soil health
  • Containing moisture in the soil
  • Improving plant health and suppressing weeds
  • Decorating garden beds and planters for a more complete look

Preparing your lawn and garden for the spring season is easier than ever with the help of the SMSC Organics Recycling Facility!


*Closed on Easter April 17 and Memorial Day Weekend.