Garden City Compost

General Information:

The City of Missoula purchased EKO Compost in November of 2016. Since then, the City has invested in new equipment for operations and upgraded the composting process for more consistent product as well as odor control. We are proud to be able to continue the tradition of resource recovery in our community and excited for the future. The amount of material being diverted from the landfill has increased with the help of the public and local businesses in the region. For that, we say, THANK YOU!

Come in and pick up our product yourself or contact your local nursery, landscape or trucking company for deliveries of our product in bulk. For semi truck loads, please call the office and we will assist you in contacting one of the many trucking companies serving the region.


The compost facility is open YEAR ROUND to drop off yard waste and purchase compost and enriched topsoil. NEW hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday March through November.

 Compost and Enriched Topsoil are only loaded until 4 p.m.

The office is open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
December through February the Shack is CLOSED, please use the office for dropping off and purchasing product Monday through Friday.

The facility is closed on all legal holidays. 

Prohibited materials include:

  • Wood waste over 30 inches in diameter and more than 6 feet in length
  • Construction debris other than lumber
  • Plastics of any kind (Please Recycle)
  • Metal of any kind (Please Recycle)
  • Garbage of any kind
  • Painted or treated wood
  • Rocks, gravel or concrete
  • Un-baled hay, straw, manure or animal bedding
  • Root balls containing rocks or dirt


Processing fee schedule for wood waste per load

Wood Chips – per 10 cubic yards- $7.00
Sawdust (No Animal Waste) - any amount- No Cost

Wood, Brush or Yard Waste

Pick-up Truck - $7.00 
Small trailer 8 foot or less -  $7.00 
Large trailer 8 foot or greater - $15.00 
Dump truck - $25.00 
Semi - trailer - $50.00 Bags- $1.00/bag up to 3 bags

Compost (only loaded until 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday) 

$26 per cubic yard
$22 per 500 cubic yards  
$20 per 1000 cubic yards

Enriched Topsoil (only loaded until 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday) 

$40 per cubic yard 

Need only a small amount of compost or enriched topsoil? Bring your own 5 gallon bucket and fill it with compost for $3.00, enriched topsoil for $5.00 or pick up one of our free reusable bags filled with compost for $3.00 or enriched topsoil for $5.00.

 Topdressing (only loaded until 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday) 

$35 per cubic yard

Lawn topdressing is screened down to half the size of our Class A compost to 3/16". Great for placing organics and nutrients directly into your turf, lawn & yard.

Wasted Food:

Garden City Compost does accept wasted food and BPI Certified Compostables (plates, cups, bags, utensils, etc.) for $7 a load of any quantity.  No greases, or garbage. 

Accounts for businesses:

To set up an account, you will need to fill out a Garden City Credit Application and mail it to:

Garden City Compost/Wastewater Division
435 Ryman Street
Missoula, MT 59802

Or drop it off at Garden City Compost at 1125 Clark Fork Lane Hours for the Compost Office are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Contact us:

Phone: 406-552-6619
Fax: 406-552-6614
Office hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m - 4 p.m. to answer any questions.
E-mail Garden City Compost/Wastewater Division


Find us at 1125 Clark Fork Lane From Reserve St., turn west at the light at Mullan Road and south on Clark Fork Lane.Continue on Clark Fork Lane to the end of the road. Turn right, into the compost facility or straight through the green gate for the office.