Concord Public Works manages a drop-off program for yard waste recycling that is open to all Concord residents. Compost and wood chips made from collected yard waste are available for free to all Concord residents (see below).
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has banned the disposal of yard waste at all landfills and incinerators in Massachusetts, so no resident should be disposing of yard waste, in any amount, with their regular trash. Some private haulers may provide separate curbside collection service for yard waste. Concord’s municipal collection program does not collect yard waste at the curb.
Walden Street (route 126), just across Route 2, on left before you reach Walden Pond.
Dates & Hours:
Saturdays, 9:00 - 3:00
Opens first Saturday in April
Rakeable materials may be placed in paper leaf bags or barrels. If residents choose to use plastic bags they must empty contents from bags and take empty plastic bags home for proper disposal.
Christmas Tree Recycling
Christmas Trees may be brought to the Composting Site on the dates indicated below. If you miss one of these scheduled events Christmas Trees may be brought to the Composting Site whenever it is open April through November. Wreaths and garlands can not be recycled because of the wire used to shape them. Please dispose of wreaths and garlands with your regular trash.
Walden Street (route 126), just across Route 2, before you reach Walden Pond.
Saturday, Jan 3 & Saturday, Jan. 10 (Christmas Trees and Styrofoam
Friday, Jan 2 & Friday, Jan. 9 (Christmas Trees Only)
9:00 - 3:00
Concord Public Works sells compost bins for home composting of leaves, grass, and foodscraps. See Backyard Composting for details.
("Compost Happens" - nasturtiums thriving in the Paint Shed window box at the Composting Center - in the window is a reflection of compost piles made of leaves brought by town residents.)
FREE Compost and Wood Chips
Concord residents may pickup up free compost and woodchips made from Concord yard waste whenever the Composting Site is open. Bring your own shovel and barrels or other containers.