Compost Site

The compost site will open for the 2023 season on Saturday, April 15, 2023.

The operating hours of the site are 8 am – 2 pm throughout the entire 2023 season.

The site will be open 7 days a week beginning Saturday, April 15, 2023, thru Sunday, April 30, 2023.

After April 30th, the site will be open every Saturday and Sunday.

Beginning on Saturday, October 28th the site will be open 7 days a week until Sunday, December 3, 2023. The site will be closed for the season effective Monday, December 4th, and will not be reopened again until mid April 2024.

New compost site permits are required every year.
2023 compost site permits are available at the following locations:

Public Works Office

6 Stanton Road
Monday thru Friday
8 am - 12 pm
Closed from 12 pm to 12:30 pm
12:30 pm – 3 pm

Town Clerk’s Office

50 Church Street
Monday thru Wednesday 8 am-4 pm
Thursday 8 am – 6 pm

Friday 8 am – 1 pm

Compost site permits are not issued on the weekends or at the compost site.

Compost permits may be issued to residents of Windsor Locks, who provide proof of a current and valid vehicle registration for the vehicle that will be used at the site, and which is registered in the Town of Windsor Locks.

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

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

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS INCLUDE Food waste, stumps, sod, stones, pressure-treated wood, construction materials, and 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.