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?
- 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
- 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
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