Compost

Compost Bag Collection Program

The Compost Bag Collection Program begins April 12th and continues through November 12th. Compost bags are collected weekly on your trash collection day.

Rules & Restrictions

  • Compost bags will be replaced curbside on your collection day, with a max of 5 bags per household. * while supplies last * see below *
  • Public Works is not responsible for inclement weather, missing bags, or damaged bags at the curb.
  • Additional compost bags required by resident, will be residents responsibility.
  • Compost bags are for grass clippings and small branches.
  • Compost bags filled with dirt or rock are not accepted.
  • There is a 40-pound weight limit per bag.
  • Plastic bags are not accepted curbside.

** COMPOST BAG PROGRAM CHANGES **

GRASS-CYCLING – MULCH YOUR LAWN, YOU DON’T HAVE TO BAG IT!

In an effort to reduce compost bags we encourage Grass-cycling.

  • 1,000 square feet of lawn can produce 200 to 500 pounds of clippings a year.
  • Grass-cycling, when done properly, clippings quickly decompose and return nutrients to the soil naturally.
  • Compost bags will continue to be collected weekly on your collection day.
  • Compost bags will be distributed while supplies last.
  • Once City supplies are depleted, we will no longer be distributing compost bags. After that time, it will be resident responsibility to provide their own lawn bags.
  • Compost bag season in April 12th – November 12th

COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS OF GRASS-CYCLING

  • Grass-cycling causes buildup. *Studies prove that grass roots are primary cause of thatch, not grass clipping.
  • My lawn will look bad. *Grass-cycling actually gives you a healthier looking lawn if it is mowed, watered, and fertilized properly.
  • Grass-cycling will spread disease. *The primary cause of disease spread is improper watering and fertilizing. If disease is present, infestation will occur whether you are grass-cycling or not.