*Yard waste collection locations may close or have reduced hours during the winter season. Please check with your local collection site before dropping off your yard waste materials.*
Compost Yard Waste
Pick-Up and Drop-Off Options
Where to Drop Off Yard Waste for Composting
Types of Yard Waste Accepted
This list is not comprehensive. You may call the facilities to confirm whether or not they accept the items you need to recycle.
Link coming soon!
Types of Yard Waste NOT Accepted
- Treated wood: Resistance to rot and decay, which is incompatible with composting
- Railroad ties: Treated with creosote, a preservative that stops wood from decaying
- Carcasses and food waste: Materials collected at the yard waste drop-offs are sent to registered composting facilities that are only authorized to accept yard waste. There are composting facilities in Ohio that do accept carcasses and food waste, but they are not affiliated with the District’s yard waste program.
- Wooden furniture: Often treated with preservatives or varnish/paint, which chemically contaminates composting and does not break down
- Non-organic materials such as plastic bags, mattresses, drywall and other demolition material: Materials do not naturally decompose. Materials that do decompose may change the pH of the compost pile and slow down the rate of natural decay.