Ann Arbor's seasonal compost collection program runs from April 1 to Dec. 6, 2013 with weekly pickups (from paper yard waste bags, compost carts and bundled brush) on normal solid waste collection days.
March 20, 2013 — Compost News: Now that spring has officially arrived, people are starting to think of raking up yard debris and adding finished compost to their gardens and landscapes.
- The weekly curbside collection of residential compostables in the City of Ann Arbor resumed Monday, April 1, 2013, on regular curbside trash collection days. The compost program accepts yard trimmings such as leaves, plants, garden debris, twigs, and branches up to 6 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length. Ann Arbor residents using optional compost carts may also place grass clippings, fruit and vegetable scraps, and uncoated paper plates, paper cups, and napkins inside the carts for municipal collection.
- Compost Sales: Bulk municipal compost and mulch are available for sale year-round from the Ann Arbor Compost Center at 4150 Platt Road, Ann Arbor 48108, 734.489.4518, open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Compost Center is also open on spring Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon during April, May and June. Mechanically-loaded cured and screened municipal compost and mulch are sold for $20/cubic yard (plus tax), minimum two cubic yards per visit, while supplies are available. Compost is and mulch in bushel and yard quantities are also sold at the Drop-Off Station.
Free Compost for Ann Arbor Residents: The following discounts and special offers at the Platt Road Compost Center facility for Ann Arbor residents, only. Residents must stop at the scale house at 4150 Platt Road and provide proof of Ann Arbor residency: a recent water bill and driver’s license.
Free self-loaded compost and mulch for Ann Arbor residents is available on Saturdays, April 6, 2013 through June 29, 2013 from 8 a.m. to noon, while supplies last. Residents must bring their own shovel and containers. The scale house operator will direct the resident to the location of the free compost. Limit 6 bushels (or 1 cubic yard), total, of compost, mulch, or a combination thereof per household.
Free cubic yard of mechanically-loaded compost or mulch with purchase. Ann Arbor residents are able to receive one free cubic yard of compost or mulch with the purchase of at least one cubic yard of materials ($20 plus tax) from the Compost Center. Residents pay at the scale house, 4150 Platt Road. The scale house operator will radio the field staff to mechanically load the truck. The vehicle must hold a minimum of 2 cubic yards of bulk materials. Limit one free cubic yard per day, while supplies last through October 2013.
Jan. 2, 2013 -- Use your compost cart for store food scraps over the winter for spring compost pickup. Fruit and vegetable scraps, paper towels, napkins, and uncoated paper plates can be stored in an optional compost cart from mid-December to the first week of April. Periodically add a few inches of leaves, or garden (or bagged) soil, or shredded paper to cover the food scraps. Fact sheet attached (pdf).
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