Welcome, fall! The weather is finally cooling down, and as the evenings get colder the leaves start to fall. Start planning now for what to do with your yard waste.
The Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District has a yard waste disposal site for all residents of Columbus and Bartholomew County. This site is located behind the Recycling Center and City Garage at 720 S. Mapleton St. in Columbus.
Compostable material accepted at the lower level yard waste site:
Sod and dirt
Mulch/grinding materials accepted at the upper level yard waste site:
Materials not accepted in the yard waste site:
Limbs greater than 8 feet in length
Stumps greater than 36 inches in diameter
Bagged yard waste
Free mulch, compost
While supplies last, Bartholomew County residents (city or county) may self-load mulch and/or compost at no cost.Friday loading programThe Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District offers mulch and compost loading to all Bartholomew County residents for $10 per pick-up truckload from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays from April through October. Stop at the solid waste office to pay before loading.
Businesses should contact the office at 812-376-2614 or go online at bcswmd.com if they are interested in yard waste disposal options.