The City of Wellington Compost Site opened in March 1997 to help relieve the amount of debris that was going to the landfill. In 1997, the site took in 5,500 cubic yards of tree limbs and brush, 310 tons of grass and leaves with 5,800 vehicles going through the site. In 2010, there was 10,919 cubic yards of limbs and brush, 151 tons of grass and leaves and over 90 tons of compost was utilized by the community.
The operation of the Compost Site is funded out of the Sanitation operations budget. The site sets on 24 acres. It is staffed by one part-time attendant, assisted by Street Department personnel who turn the compost, push up tree limbs and maintain the grounds. Each year there are about 40 tons of composted grass and leaves available for the public to use in gardens and flower beds. The City allows one pickup load per resident until it is gone.
ALL LOADS SHOULD BE COVERED OR TIED DOWN TO PREVENT LITTERING
Please, help keep our streets clean, pick up limbs that have been dropped on route to the Compost Site.
NO CHARGE FOR DISPOSAL OF YARD WASTE – grass clippings, leaves and small plant trimmings, a separate pile or area is available for the disposal of tree limbs, brush and ashes.
No trash, garbage or building materials of any kind will be disposed of at this site.
Each year the Compost Site is subject to a rigorous inspection by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Hours of Operation
March (first Saturday) through November - OPEN WEEKLY – CLOSED HOLIDAYS
Monday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
December – open on Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. unless a Saturday is a holiday.
January – Open the first Saturday of January that is not a holiday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., to allow disposal of Christmas Trees.
Closed through February until the first Saturday in March.
Should the Compost Site be closed due to weather, the public will be notified through a media release as soon as possible.
The City has a Lawn Mulching Rebate Program.