Contact Compost Site

Carl Rowsey
Compost Facility Manager
[email protected]

Compost Site

Compost Site Hours & Location
April 1st - November
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm

December - March
Saturday ONLY 9:00am - 4:00pm

2600 E. Clark Rd. Ypsilanti, MI 48198
For dropping off of recycling, yard waste, obtaining compost, or for refuse dumpster use, you may visit the Ypsilanti Township Compost Site. Please check in with gate attendant; proof of single-family home residency is required with government issued driver's license or State ID.
Multi-unit complexes are excluded from dropping off yard waste and obtaining compost at the resident rate however, apartment-dwellers are permitted to use the recycling containers on site.

Payment method accepted, CASH OR CHECK ONLY.
More Information
The Compost site will be CLOSED in observance of the following holidays:

  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 27
  • Independence Day - Thursday, July 4
  • Labor Day - Monday, September 2
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 28: Normal business hours resume on Friday, November 29, 2024 from 9:00am - 4:00pm. The Compost Site will begin winter hours on Saturday, November 30, 2024.
Acceptable Composting, Recycling, & Trash Items

Acceptable Items for Composting: brush and branches (separate from Yard Waste), grass, leaves, natural woodchips

Acceptable Items for Recycling:

  • automobile batteries
  • household recyclable items
  • scrap metal, metal fencing
  • freon related items ($10/item): refrigerators/freezers (doors removed), de-humidifiers, water coolers, air-conditioners etc.
  • white goods: humidifiers, stoves, dryers, washers, hot water heaters, etc.

The Recycle container at the Compost Site has the same rules as Curbside Recycling

Acceptable Items for Trash (Refuse Dumpster):

  • carpet, drywall, dried latex paint, lumber, shingles
  • furniture, mattress/box spring
  • landscaping timbers, colored and rubber mulches (red, brown, black, gold)
  • household batteries
All Unacceptable Items
All Unacceptable Items:
  • antifreeze/motor oil/oil filters, tires (with or without rims)
  • computers and related items
  • concrete, clay, dirt, sand, sod
  • propane tanks, household chemicals, fluorescent tubes and bulbs, paint - oil base/enamel
Alternative Disposal: Washtenaw County Home Toxics Center
Christmas Trees
Dispose at the Compost Site
Christmas trees are accepted at the Compost Site for chipping (free of charge for Ypsilanti Township residents; proof of residency required - ID/driver's license). Must have all decorations removed: Lights, tinsel, garland, ornaments and tree stand.

Dispose with Waste Management
Each week you are allowed one bulk item. You must Contact WM 48 hours in advance (before your trash day) for ANY bulk collection. A separate truck and crew will pick-up your bulk item.

During the months of December-March, Christmas trees will be collected by the WM bulk truck and will not be counted as your one-weekly bulk item. You must contact WM 48 hours in advance (before your trash day) to schedule removal of your Christmas tree. Christmas trees that are taller than 6’ must be cut in half and placed next to your WM trash cart no later than 5:00am on your collection day.

Contact Waste Management: 866.797.9018
Please ask for your confirmation number.