Yard Waste & Leaf Compost Facility
Town of Falmouth Yard Waste & Composting Facility, 565 Blacksmith Shop Road, Falmouth
Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year’s Day
There is no fee for Falmouth residents to use this facility.
Christmas Trees will be accepted December 28 - January 29, 2022. Trees must be free of all ornaments, lights, and tinsel and be dropped-off inside the facility in designated tree area during regular open hours. Trees will be chipped and added to the public wood chip pile, which is available for residents to take for free.
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 565 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.
Bourne ISWM will accept yard waste from Falmouth residents for a fee and only during the facility’s scheduled hours of scale operation. Please read the instructions on pdf and Bourne ISWM website and carefully plan your trip. https://www.townofbourne.com/sites/g/files/vyhlif316/f/uploads/residential_customers_coming_from_falmouth.pdf