Yard Debris, Compost & Mulch
Information Line: (937) 296-3255
1840 Woodman Center Drive
Open March through December:
Monday through Friday: 3 PM – 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 3 PM
- Closed December, January & February
- Closed Holidays
- Closed during hazardous weather
*Please be prepared to present proof of residency when dropping off debris.
Please adhere to the following specifications when dropping material at our yard debris site:
Brush, limbs and trimmings should be cut to 6′ length and 4″ diameter. Items exceeding these specifications may be refused.
Yard debris we cannot accept:
• Grass Clippings
• Building and Construction Materials
The above listed items contaminate the composting process and cause equipment failure. However, Montgomery County Solid Waste District may accept some of these materials. Please call (937) 225-4999 for more information.
Yard debris pick-up
The EPA has recently determined that yard waste material aids landfill decomposition. Therefore, specially marked bags for yard waste collection are no longer required.
Yard waste will now be serviced by Waste Management along with your regular household trash. Simply place your yard debris in your trash toter for collection on your regular service day. Yard waste must fit inside your toter and need not be bagged. Waste Management will not collect separate bags or bundles of yard debris left next to your toters. Residents may also continue to take tree limbs and brush to the City’s Yard Debris Drop-off Center located on Woodman Center Drive.
For further information on Waste Management’s program, you may call 1-866-263-6445.
What happens to your yard debris?
Yard debris is ground in a tub grinder and transported to our composting site. Material is laid in rows to decompose. The rows are turned regularly to introduce air and moisture. The end product is a rich organic soil and mulch. link to yard-debris PDF
Leaf Compost & Mulch
Each fall, we pick-up the leaves residents rake curbside. The collected leaves are taken to our “leaf farm”, where the material is processed and made into leaf compost. In the Spring, when the leaves have formed a rich compost, it is made available to the residents of Kettering for free! Material may be picked up at Indian Riffle Park on Stroop Rd.
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Volunteers from Kettering Citizens Police Academy will be on site to “spot check” vehicles. Please be prepared to present proof of residency or tax-payer status when picking up wood chips or leaf compost.
Please note: The City of Kettering does not deliver mulch or compost.