The Vegetative Waste Composting Facility consists of a dedicated section of the Solid Waste Facility. Leaves, grass clippings and brush can be dropped off by residents, municipal collection crews and commercial haulers. The leaves and grass clippings are stock piled and then formed into extended piles referred to as windrows. A mechanical windrow turning machine then passes over the piles, where the machine remixes and aerates the leaves and grass. Composting of the leaves is accomplished in about 5 to 6 months. Trees and brush may also be brought to the vegetative waste facility where a tub grinder is used to chip small diameter trees and brush into a mulch type product available to area residents and businesses.
Section of SCMUA 2013 Rate Schedule
VII. Leaves, Brush and Lawn Clippings (ID 23)
Charge for drop-off of leaves, brush and lawn clippings shall be $40.00 per ton. Minimum charge shall be $5.00 per load. Passenger type vehicles (i.e. automobiles, minivans, SUV's) shall not be charged for diminimus amounts of ID23. Any vehicles with two (2) or less barrels/bags (up to 110 gals/pounds) of leaves, brush or lawn clippings shall be determined as diminimus amounts and shall not be charged for disposal.
Loading Charges for Mulch/Compost shall be as follows:
• Mulch $ 5 per Cubic Yard
• Mulch Colorized $20 per Cubic Yard
• Compost $ 5 per Cubic Yard
• Compost Screened $20 per Cubic Yard
Appointment for loading advised for large quantities.