Shaw Avenue Compost Site

Yard Waste


The City of Charles City Compost Site is located at 300 Shaw Avenue. Leaves, grass clippings, garden waste, trees, branches, and brush are accepted there at no charge.

The yard waste site is composed of four areas:
  • Drop-off site for leaves / grass clippings / garden waste (non-woody material)
    • All material to be emptied from bags
  • Drop-off site for trees / branches / brush (woody material)
    • Large tree roots are not accepted
  • Pick-up site for compost material
    • Compost material is the end result of the leaves, grass clippings, etc. that were dropped off
    • This material is free of charge to Charles City residents
  • Pick-up site for wood chips
    • Wood chips are the end result of the tree branches, brush, etc. that were dropped off
    • This material is free of charge to Charles City residents

This site no longer accepts concrete or fill materials.

Yard Waste Site Hours:


Charles City Compost Site opens in early spring and closes in late fall. Hours of operation are from sunrise to sunset seven days a week.