Resident Mulch & Compost Program

Each fall, we pick-up the leaves residents rake to their 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!

Mulch & Compost Availability

Mulch and leaf compost is usually available starting the second week of April depending on availability and concludes for the season when we run out of material.  It is free for Kettering residents!

Residency Requirements

  • Proof of Kettering Residency is required when picking up mulch or compost.
  • Volunteers from Kettering Citizens Police Academy will be on site to “spot check” vehicles for proof of residency or tax-payer status.

Street Division Hotline

(937) 296-3255


2801 E. Stroop Road at Indian Riffle Park (located behind Tannenberg Kennels)

Hours of Operation

Sunrise to Sunset, seven days a week.

Resident Mulch/Compost FAQs

The Street Division hauls mulch/compost to Indian Riffle Park on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays depending on material availability.

No.  You may pick up mulch/compost in your truck, trailer, or other container during hours of operation.

No.  You must hand-load mulch/compost yourself.  The use of machinery to load mulch/compost into your truck, trailer, or other container is not allowed.

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