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  • Ordering Compost Bins and What to Compost


    What to Compost

    Kitchen Waste • Lawn Clippings (use thin layers so they don't mat down) • Chopped Leaves (large leaves take a long time to break down) • Shredded Branches • Garden Plants (disease-free plants) • Shredded Paper • Weeds (before they go to seed) • Straw or Hay • Newspaper • Wood Ash (sprinkle lightly between layers) • Tea Leaves and Coffee Grounds

    Do not Compost

    Meat Scraps and Fatty Trash • Excessive Wood Ashes (counteracts with manures) • Sawdust (generally slows the decomposition of the pile)

    How to order A Compost Bin

    Public Works has established a new procedure for purchasing backyard compost bins by residents. Please follow these steps:

    1. Pay $56 for the compost bin at Municipal Services Cashier window located at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue Room 106. 

    2. Pick up bin by showing receipt to receptionist at Public Works office located upstairs in Room N306 



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