City Compost Site

Location:  US Highway 10 (Gerry Way), behind the DPW Garage
Hours:  Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Facility Usage:  City Residents Only

Yard waste may be disposed of at the City compost site daily.  The City compost site is located on West Ryan Street (Hwy 10), behind the DPW Garage

  • Yard waste includes all materials originating in the yard and garden, which are capable of natural decomposition, including leaves, grass clippings, and other vegetation.
  • Stumps, root balls, brush, limbs and branches may be taken to the Compost Site.
  • Please place items in the appropriate bin.
  • Please do not leave boxes and bags at the compost site.  These material will not readily decompose.
  • Homeowners are encouraged to return grass clippings to the soil in their lawn.  It not only takes away the hassle of having to bag the clippings, but it also puts organic nitrogen (a valuable fertilizer) back into the soil.
  • Please do not dispose of garbage, white goods, recyclables, construction materials or tires at the Compost Site.  These items may be disposed through Veolia Waste Services.
Curbside Chipping
  • During the spring, summer and fall, the City will chip all brush, branches and limbs that have been placed on the curbside the first Monday of the month, May - October (weather permitting.)
  • The last day of curbside chipping will be the first Monday in October.
  • Branches and limbs must be no longer than six (6) feet in length and no more than six (6) inches in diameter, which are placed on the curbside in small piles.  Small branches should be bundled or boxed.
  • Please do not mix the compost materials (grass clippings, leaves and miscellaneous vegetation such as flowers, garden plants, etc) with the brush, branches and limbs as this will not be picked up.
  • The City encourages residents to take brush, branches and limbs to the City Compost Site.
  • Yard waste may be disposed at the City Compost Site daily.
  • Wood Chips:  Half or quarter loads of wood chips may be picked up at the City Compost Site.

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 Curbside Leaf Pick-up
  • Beginning mid-October, City Residents may rake leaves into the curb line of the street.
  • Please do not place leaves in the curb line at any other time.  Rather, compost leaves on site, or dispose of them, without charge, at the City Compost Site.
  • When raking leaves into the street, please place them into shallow/small piles along the curb line, one (1) foot away from the curb if possible.
  • Leaves in the terrace area will not be picked up.
  • Please do not mix branches, limbs or brush with the leaves, for they clog the street sweeper.

If you wish to get rid of the leaves in a timelier manner, you may take them to the City Compost Site.

Home Composting

Home composting is an excellent and very cost effective way to give back to nature, and to your own yard!  There are a number of methods for producing finished composts at home, including composting in a backyard compost bin and using red worms to eat food wastes.  For more information, a good place to start learning is to check out this link at the DNR's webite: Home Composting, which contains a number of resources.