Closed: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year’s Day
Residents are encouraged to compost their yard waste at home. If that is not possible, Falmouth residents may bring their leaves, pine needles, potted plants (not including pots), hedge clippings, vines and grass clippings to the town composting area at 555 Blacksmith Shop Road. Composting is the best way to manage yard waste, and in fact Massachusetts bans the disposal of leaves and yard waste in landfills. By reducing the disposal of banned materials, we also capture valuable resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy, and reduce our need for landfills and incinerators.
Residents who bring leaves in plastic bags must be de-bag them and properly dispose of, or re-use, the bags. Paper leaf bags are recommended and may be left to compost.
Brush, Branches, and Stumps are NOT accepted. These may be taken to Blacksmith Shop Farms Inc., 716 Blacksmith Shop Road, a private facility which charges a fee.
Christmas Trees are accepted only in the month following the holiday, and must be left in the area designated for them.
Screened Compost and Wood Chips are available for residents to pick-up, free of charge, during hours of operation. "Public Compost" and "Wood Chips" signs indicate which stockpiles are for public use.
Note: This facility does not accept food waste. Residents may drop off food scraps at the compost shed at Waste Management Facility at 458 Thomas Landers Road (free of charge).
Only Cars and Pick-up Trucks are allowed access. No Dump Trucks, Dump Trailers, or Stake Body Trucks allowed.