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The City of Elyria accepts yard waste – defined as decomposable waste materials generated by lawn and yard care including brush, tree and shrub trimmings, discarded garden plants, grass, leaves, wood chips, mixed organic material, firewood,and Christmas trees, at the Elyria Regional Compost Facility operated by Barnes Materials, a division of Barnes.

The Elyria Regional Compost Facility and/or Barnes Materials will accept materials in brown paper bags. Anything brought to the compost facility by any other means must be dumped by the resident, and the resident must take the container with them upon leaving.

Yard Waste Bags are available at no charge at Elyria City Hall (131 Court Street, Elyria, OH 44035) or the Elyria Central Maintenance Garage (851 Garden Street, Elyria, OH 44035).


  • Brush and tree trimmings are collected within two (2) weeks of placement on the curblawn. Please place items on the curb on your regular collection day. Residents are deeply encouraged to cut brush and limbs into 4′ lengths and stack into manageable piles. NOTE: During periods following storm events or major pruning times, delays may be experienced due to the higher volume of materials. 
  • This free service is for Elyria residents only. Identification may be requested by Barnes Materials personnel to ensure that yard waste items deposited are from Elyria residents. 
  • Leaf collections are only completed by the City of Elyria in the Fall season. 


Elyria Regional Compost Facility

45 Chestnut Street
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Phone: 1-800-421-8722


Sanitation Department
131 Court Street, Suite 101
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Phone: 440-322-3895 

  • Brush
  • Tree & Shrub Trimmings
  • Discarded Garden Plants
  • Grass
  • Leaves
  • Woodchips
  • Mixed Organic Material
  • Firewood
  • Christmas & Holiday Trees
  • Plastic
  • Trash
  • Animal Manures
  • Food Waste
  • Oversized Wood (13″ in diameter or larger) 
  • Stumps
  • Painted and/or Treated Wood
  • Construction & Demolition Material
  • Soil, Clay, Rocks 

The Solid Waste Management District Collection Center is available to collect solid waste materials for Elyria residents including household hazardous waste, e-scraps (computers, televisions, and other electronics), curbside recyclables, fluorescent lamps & ballasts, scrap tires, end-of-life-books, and other paper products.

View a complete list of accepted and unaccepted materials here


Lorain County Solid Waste Management District Collection Center

540 South Abbe Road,

Elyria, OH 44035

Details About the Elyria Regional Compost Facility