Humboldt moving compost pile

By: Donovan W. Mann –

Humboldt, IA – The City of Humboldt is moving their compost pile and asking the community to consider alternative methods of yard waste disposal for the time being.

City Administrator Travis Goedken says that recently the city has been required to move their compost pile from its currently location. Where it sat was land owned by the Humboldt County Development Association and Precision Tank and Equipment has purchased that land.

As previously reported the city has agreed to move the pile to the new industrial park recently purchased by the HCDA. It will be located at the corner of 16th Avenue North and Kentucky Ave.

The city is currently working with the County’s Secondary Roads Department to install an access drive off Kentucky Avenue. They will also install a small rock pad so vehicles do not have to drive in mud to drop off yard waste. Until this drive is installed the compost pile is out of commission.

Goedken says the city is asking the public to consider mulching their yard waste into their yards. However, if it is necessary it can be dropped off at the city’s brush pile and they will burn it with the brush. Bags will continue to be collected on Fridays and then stockpiled until the site is open.

The city appreciates the public’s cooperation and patience while they work to get the new site open.