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Allegany County Government operates a supervised compost site for Allegany County residents and businesses at 11700 PPG Road, North Branch Industrial Park, off of Maryland Route 51 South.

Backyard Composting Basics


You Need to Know

  • Free drop off of accepted items!
  • Free pick up of composted mulch!


Accepted: Grass, leaves, brush, trees and tree limbs 4 inches or less in diameter, Christmas trees, and other fresh holiday greenery free of artificial decorations of any type.


Not Accepted: Stumps, roots, trees and tree limbs more than 4 inches in diameter, rubble, demolition material, lumber, pallets, railroad ties, and all other items not listed as ‘accepted.’


Spring & Summer Schedule: Starts the first Wednesday in April.

5 days a week, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10-6


Fall Schedule: Starts the first Sunday in November.

5 days a week, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 9-5


Winter Schedule: Starts the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

3 days a week, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 8-4


Note: The schedule takes into account that daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. the second Sunday of March and ends at 2 a.m. the first Sunday in November.