Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Compost Sites

Is your city having trouble with your compost sites? Are people dumping items that shouldn’t be there?

To prevent this from happening, there are a few different things your City can do:

  • Have the compost site fenced and have a lock/code/key for residents to access the site.
  • Have the compost site only open during hours that would be staffed 
  • Have security cameras at the compost site
  • Have signs that include what is okay and not okay to drop at the compost site

Your City should have a policy/procedure for your composting sites. The policy/procedures should include:

Who is allowed to use the compost site?
  • Residents
  • Are non-residents allowed to?
  • Are commercial users allowed to? If so, is there a fee?

When is the compost site open/close?
  • Only for staffed hours or
  • 24/7, need a key?
  • Certain days that it is closed?

What are acceptable items at the compost site?
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Brush/Logs
  • Christmas tress

If the City’s compost site is only open during staffed hours, are there requirements to enter the compost site?
  • Registering with the staff
  • Driver’s License
  • Permit

Is there a cost to use the compost site?

What other rules should users be aware of?
  • No plastic bags left on site
  • No yard waste left outside facility
  • No chain saws or wood splitters
  • No stumps


Submitted by: Kate Connell, Loss Control Consultant

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