Concord Public Works manages a drop-off program for yard waste recycling that is open to all Concord residents. Contractors are not permitted. Compost made from collected yard waste is often available free of charge to all Concord residents.
A no cost Resident Access Sticker is required. Proof of residency is required. These stickers will be issued at the Composting Site when it is open and at the Concord Public Works Office at 133 Keyes Road during business hours.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) 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, located at 755 Walden Street (route 126), just across Route 2, on your left before you reach Walden Pond.
Dates & Hours
Open on Saturdays, 9-3, starting April 6 through mid-December, weather permitting
Open on Wednesdays, 3-6, Starting April 10 through mid- December, weather permitting.
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.
Leaves, grass, and other rake able yard wastes
Brush and branches less than 4- feet long and 4-inch diameter
Christmas Trees, the Composting Site is open for Christmas tree recycling on designated dates in January, for more details visit the Christmas Tree Recycling page.
Invasive Species may be disposed of at the Landfill, please see attendant for specified location.
Concord Public Works sells compost bins for home composting of leaves, grass, and food scraps. Visit the Backyard Composting page for details.
Note: "Compost Happens" - nasturtiums thriving in the Paint Shed window box (picture on right) at the Composting Center, in the window is a reflection of compost piles made of leaves brought by town residents.
Concord residents may pickup up free compost, when available, made from Concord yard waste whenever the Composting Site is open. Bring your own shovel and barrels or other containers.