Compost Pick Up and Drop Off
Whether you’re looking for a way to spruce up your landscape or garden, or you want to sustainably dispose of waste and scraps, OCRRA has two compost sites in Onondaga County to help. Residents, small-business users and commercial haulers can drop off yard waste and food scraps, as well as purchase mulch and compost. Find hours of operation, fees and other information here.
Residents who would like to compost food scraps and/or yard waste at one of our sites need to have a site pass. There are three Compost Site Pass options – choose the one that works best for you!
You’ll have to unload your own materials, and make sure they’re dropped off in the appropriate collection area:
Compost Area (Soft Waste):
Food scraps, garden waste, grass, hay, leaves, plants and straw.
Mulch Area (Hard Waste):
Brush, hedge trimmings, pine cones, pine needles, sticks, vines and tree limbs and trunks. Stumps and oversized tree trunks greater than 36” diameter can only be accepted at the Amboy Compost Site.
If you plan on self-loading mulch or compost (available April 1 to November 30), we recommend that you bring a shovel or pitchfork and easy-to-carry containers, such as 5-gallon plastic buckets.
Fruit, beans, bones, bread, brush, coffee grounds, coffee filters, eggs, dairy, fish, garden waste, grains, grass, hay, hedge trimmings, leaves, meat, paper cups, paper napkins, paper towels, pine cones, pine needles, plants, sticks, straw, tea bags, tree limbs, tree trunks, vegetables and vines. Stumps and oversized tree trunks greater than 36” diameter can only be accepted at the Amboy Compost Site.
Blacktop, concrete, diapers, dirt, garbage, glass, landscape fabric, lumber, metal, paper, pet waste, plastic items (including bags), rocks, rubber, soil and Styrofoam.