Yard Debris Center
Yard Debris, Compost & Mulch
The Yard Debris Center re-opened Monday, March 1, 2021, and will close the first Monday in December.
Information Line: (937) 296-3255
1840 Woodman Center Drive
Hours are Monday – Friday 3 – 8 PM and Saturday 9 AM – 3 PM.
*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
Yard waste is also serviced by Rumpke along with your regular household trash. Simply place your yard debris in your trash cart for collection on your regular service day. Yard waste must fit inside your cart and need not be bagged. Rumpke will not collect separate bags or bundles of yard debris left next to your carts unless in Rumpke overage bags. 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 Rumpke’s program, you may call 1-800-828-8171.
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. Yard Debris Drop Off Center Flyer
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.
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.