Compost Site

The site is currently closed for the season - Please check back in April 2021 for the schedule.

Residents of Windsor Locks do not need to come to Public Works this year to obtain a Compost Permit unless your vehicle is not registered in Windsor Locks. Special Permits are required for anyone whose vehicle is not registered in Windsor Locks or you are a Landscape Contractor. Special permits are only available by appointment. To make an appointmnet Call (860) 627-1405 or contact us via email [email protected].

LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS MUST OBTAIN A COMMERCIAL PERMIT TO USE THE SITE. The commerical permit fee is $100.00 and is valid for 10 visits. Contractors may only bring leaves collected in Windsor Locks to the site.

Compost Facility Rules:

Residents may bring compostable material and vegetative wood waste only.  Items should be separated and placed in the proper area.  Always check in with a site montior on duty before dropping off items and if you have questions.

Compostable Items Accepted:  Leaves, Grass Clippings, small sticks, mushrooms, acorns, pine cones, thatch.

Wood Waste Accepted: Tree material such as limbs, logs, branches, bushes and shrubs (TREE STUMPS ARE NOT ALLOWED).

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS INLCUDE:
Food Waste, Stumps, Sod, Stones, Soil, Pressure Treated Wood, Lumber, Construction Materials, Household Trash.

TREE STUMPS are not accepted at the compost site.  Harvest New England, located in Ellington CT will take them for a fee.  Click here for more information.

GREEN GRASS MAY BE DROPPED IN THE DESIGNATED AREA ONLY.