Yard Waste Recycling
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.

Drop-off Location:
Composting Site
Walden Street (route 126), just across Route 2, on left before you reach Walden Pond.

Dates & Hours:

Saturdays, 9:00 - 3:00

Materials Preparation:
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.

Materials Accepted:

Leaves, grass, and other rakeable yard wastes
No charge
Brush and branches less than 4" wide and 4’ long
$5 per carload - more for larger amounts.
Payment is by check only.
Branches over 4' x 4" are not accepted.
Not accepted
Christmas Trees
The Composting Site is open for Christmas tree recycling on designated dates in January (see below).
No charge
Invasive Species may be disposed of at the Landfill - Please see attendant for specified location.

No charge

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.

Location:
Composting Site
Walden Street (route 126), just across Route 2, before you reach Walden Pond.

2015 Dates:
   Saturday, Jan 3 & Saturday, Jan. 10
Hours:
    9:00 - 3:00

Backyard Composting
Concord Public Works sells compost bins for home composting of leaves, grass, and foodscraps. See Backyard Composting for details.
Backyard Composting

("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.