Compost Site

The compost site is now OPEN for the season. Operating Hours are 8am-2pm. See below for schedule.

The compost site will open for the 2022 season beginning Monday, April 18th, and be open daily (7 days a week) thru Sunday, May 1st.

After May 1st the compost site will be open every weekend (both Saturday and Sunday) thru the month of October. Beginning in November, the site will be open daily (7 days a week) excluding town holidays thru Sunday, December 4th.

2022 Compost Site Permits will be available after January 3, 2022.

Permits are available at the Public Works Office located at 6 Stanton Road during the office hours of Monday thru Friday, 8am-3pm (closed for lunch 12pm -12:30pm)

Compost Site Permits are also available at the Town Clerks office at 50 Church Street during the following hours Monday thru Wednesday: 8am - 4pm; Thurdsay: 8am-6pm; Friday 8am - 1pm.

Compost permits will be issued to residents of Windsor Locks, who provide proof of a valid vehicle registration for the vehicle that will be used at the site, and which is registered in the Town of Windsor Locks. Bring your valid vehicle registration and ID with you to the office when applying for a permit.

Compost site permits are not issued on Saturday and not issued at the compost site.

Compostable Items Accepted: Leaves, sticks, mushrooms, pinecones, acorns, thatch, old much that is free of rocks and soil.

Wood Waste Accepted: Tree material such as limbs, branches, logs, bushes, and shrubs with no stumps.

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS INCLUDE: Food waste, stumps, sod, stones, pressure treated wood, construction materials, household trash.

GREEN GRASS CLIPPINGS are accepted but must be free of other items and placed in the designated green grass area. See site personnel for directions.