Yard Waste

The Barnes Nursery Elyria Regional Compost Facility is open for business! All yard waste can be bagged in brown  paper yard waste bags and taken to the Elyria Regional Compost Facility run by Barnes Nursery, located at 45 Chestnut Street (hours are posted below).  Bags are available at no charge at Elyria City Hall or the Central Maintenance Garage at 851 Garden Street.  Please contact the Elyria Regional Compost Facility at 1-800-421-8722 or Elyria Department of Sanitation at 440-322-3895 with any questions.

Yard Waste Rules

The Elyria Regional Compost Facility operated by Barnes Nursery has opened for the 2015 season. The following items are accepted:

  • Trees, shrubs and garden trimmings; tree logs up to 10” in diameter
  • Grass clippings – MUST BE TAKEN TO THE BARNES NURSERY, will NOT be picked up (brown bags only)
  • Any organic materials (i.e. leaves, weeds, trimmings) in brown bags only
  • Barnes Nursery will accept materials in brown paper bags.  Anything brought to the compost facility by any other means must be dumped by the resident and they must take the container away with them.

Brush and tree trimmings are collected on a frequent (not weekly) basis.  Please place items on the curb on your regular collection day. Please note that during periods following storm events or major pruning times – delays may be experienced due to the higher volume of materials. Every effort will be made to collect brush materials within two weeks of placing items on the curb lawn.  We encourage residents to cut brush and limbs into 4′ lengths and stack it in manageable piles.

 

GRASS CLIPPINGS MUST BE TAKEN TO THE COMPOST FACILITY.  NO GRASS CLIPPINGS WILL BE PICKED UP BY CITY OF ELYRIA SANITATION CREWS.

Compost Facility

45 Chestnut St.
Near the intersection of Chestnut St. and Elm St.

Google Map/Directions

This free service is for Elyria residents only. Identification may be requested by Barnes personnel to ensure that the yard waste items deposited are from Elyria residents. If you have questions, please contact the Elyria Department of Sanitation at 440-322-3895 or call the Safety Service Director’s office at 440-326-1404. Residents are reminded that no leaf collections are done by the City of Elyria in the Spring; that service is limited to the Fall season.

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Hours for Compost Facility

PEAK SEASON HOURS (April 1 – July 4):

  • Monday –9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
  • Tuesday –9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
  • Wednesday – 11:00a.m. – 7:00p.m.
  • Thursday – 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
  • Friday – 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
  • Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

NON-PEAK SEASON (July 5 –  Last leaf collection)

  • Monday & Friday – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday – Closed