Compost Site

For dropping off of recycling, yard waste, obtaining compost or for refuse dumpster use, you may visit the Ypsilanti Township Compost Site. Please check in with gate attendant; proof of single-family home residency is required; excludes multi-unit complexes. Payment method accepted; CASH ONLY.


Reduce Reuse Recycle GraphicContact Compost Site: (734) 482-6681

Contact Waste Management: (866) 797-9018 OR (800) 796-9696


Compost Site Hours of Operation:

Hours have changed for 2017

April  - November

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday Closed

Winter Hours:

December - March

Saturday ONLY  9:00am - 4:00pm


Important changes for 2017 are in bold and underlined below.

Acceptable Items for Composting
Brush, Grass, Leaves, Woodchips.


Acceptable Items for Recycling
Automobile batteries, Freon related items: freezer, de-humidifier, refrigerator, water cooler, air-conditioner etc., Scrap Metal - no metal fencing, White Goods: stove, dryer, washer, hot water heater, etc.

Unacceptable Items for Recycling

Antifreeze/motor oil/oil filters, Tires (with or without rims), Batteries

The Recycle container at the Compost Site has the same rules as Curbside Recycle Collection.


Recycle Container PhotoAcceptable Items for Refuse Dumpster
Carpet, Drywall, Furniture, Landscaping timbers, Lumber, Mattress/box spring, Dried latex paint, Shingles.

Unacceptable Items For Refuse Dumpster
Computers and related items, Concrete, Wire, Fencing fabric, Propane tanks, Tires, Household chemicals, Fluorescent tubes and bulbs, Paint - oil base/enamel, Dirt.


The recycling bins will remain at the Compost Site during winter months and not moved to the Community Center, due to non-resident use, trash contamination & non-recyclable materials being left at the site.


Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 484 - 4700

Mon. - Fri., 8:30am - 4:30pm  •  Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm daily