Compost Facility

Compost Facility Location & Hours


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Address:
Lawrence County Solid Waste Management
District Compost Facility
274 County Complex Road
Bedford, IN 47421

Telephone: (812) 275-4805

Information: Operating Hours
  Monday - Friday 7:00AM to 3:15PM
  Saturday 8:00AM to 1:15PM
  Sunday Closed

Firewood Giveaway

firewood900 NEW! Free Firewood Program!  

 

The Solid Waste District Compost Facility is now offering a FREE FIREWOOD Voucher program! The program aims to provide firewood for those in need. Find out if you qualify for the voucher program by contacting your Township Trustee or the LIFE Food Pantry.
 
If you do not qualify for the firewood voucher program, there is still plenty of wood available at the Compost Facility! Just bring
a chainsaw or wood splitter, cut what you want, and haul it away!

Acceptable Compost Materials

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The Compost Facility processes yard trimmings collected from residents and businesses into compost, a rich soil. Below you will find a list of materials that are suitable for this purpose and a list of materials that will not be accepted.



Acceptable Compost Materials:

  • Brush (Fees Apply)
  • Limbs (Fees Apply)
  • Branches (Fees Apply)
  • Wood Chips
  • Grass Clippings
  • Leaves
  • Plants
  • Sawdust
  • Pine Needles
  • Fruits
  • Christmas Trees (decorations removed)



Unacceptable Compost materials (accepted at the transfer station):

  • Paneling
  • Plywood
  • Pressure Treated Lumber
  • Railroad Ties
  • Wafer Board

 

Unaccepted materials can be disposed of at the Transfer Station.

Compost Facility Fees

Residential Rates:

These rates apply to vegetative matter generated from the operation of a residential dwelling within Lawrence County (includes all houses, apartments with four or less living units, single family dwellings, and multifamily dwellings with four or less living units).

 

Material: Rates:
Wood Chips
No Charge
Branches, Limbs, and Brush $20.00 per ton (under 200 lbs. no charge)
Stumpes $20.00 per ton (under 200 lbs. no charge)
Logs No Charge
Leaves and Grass No Charge

 


Commercial Rates:

Rates apply to vegetative matter generated by commercial entities (includes private businesses, commercial businesses, retail outlets, mobile home parks, apartments, offices, restaurants, warehouses, waste haulers, contractors, federal and state government departments, not-for-profit organizations, schools, park departments, water and sewer departments, etc.).

 

Material: Rates:
Wood Chips No Charge
Branches, Limbs, and Brush $20.00 per ton (under 200 lbs. no charge)

Stumps

$20.00 per ton (under 200 lbs. no charge)
Logs No Charge
Leaves and Grass No Charge

 

 

Municipal Rates:

Rates apply to vegetative matter generated from the following municipalities: Lawrence County Highway Department, City of Bedford Street Department, City of Mitchell Steet Department, and Town of Oolitic Street Department. 

 

Material: Rates:
Wood Chips No Charge
Branches, Limbs, and Brush $20.00 per ton (under 200 lbs. no charge)
Stumps $20.00 per ton (under 200 lbs. no charge)
Logs No Charge
Leaves and Grass No Charge

 

Compost Giveaway

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Compost Giveaway!

 

Residents are offered compost from the Lawrence County Solid Waste District’s Compost Facility through the Compost Giveaway program. This program is for residents only. At the Compost Facility residents may receive up to one cubic yard of compost. That equals about six full trash cans. Residents should bring shovels and containers to carry the compost in. We would be happy to load compost into open top trucks and trailers with our loader. In addition, wood mulch (not compost) is also given away to Lawrence County residents.

 

Compost and wood mulch may not be on hand at all times due to seasonal availability and demand. Call ahead for product availability.