Burnsville opens compost site for storm debris, branches from city residents

Burnsville residents who are still cleaning up after damaging storms moved through the area this past weekend are able to drop off branches and other debris at the city’s compost site for free this week.

According to the city, the Burnsville Compost Site will be open to residents from Tuesday, Aug. 30 through 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 for individual and private residential drop off of trees and branches.

The compost site can be found behind Dodge of Burnsville off of 21st Street.

While trees, branches and vegetation will be accepted, contractor drop-offs aren’t allowed. In addition, branches and sticks shouldn’t be in bags.

As previously reported, five tornadoes touched down across the metro Saturday night, with one happening in the Burnsville and Crystal Lake area. The National Weather Service classified that tornado as an EF-0.

Other tornados were confirmed Saturday in Apple Valley, Eagan, West St. Paul as well as the east side of St. Paul and Maplewood.