organics-sidebar-compostbinsCLEAN WOOD, LEAF & YARD DEBRIS

Clean wood, leaves, grass clippings and other yard waste is banned from disposal. Clean wood is brush, sticks, Christmas Trees and dimensional lumber that is free of paint, stains, nails, staples, etc. These items can be brought to the Randolph Transfer Station and the Northfield Transfer Station and placed into a designated container or area where they will eventually be composted. If you do not want to bring your yard debris to the transfer station, you can contact your waste hauler about obtaining collection services from your home. Please be advised that transfer stations and haulers will charge a fee for the acceptance of leaf and yard debris so it is best to call ahead for pricing prior to delivery or obtaining hauling services.

FOOD SCRAPS (vegetables, dairy, coffee, fruits, tea and prepared foods)


The requirement for haulers to offer food waste collection services has been changed from July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2020. 

As of July 1, 2017, transfer stations will be required to accept food scraps in a designated area. Since transfer stations and haulers charge fees for this service, back yard composting is encouraged. Composting bins are available for purchase at the Randolph Transfer Station. As of July 1, 2020, food scraps will be banned from disposal so get your compost bin today and get an early start!

*Review the Universal Recycling timeline and summary sheet for specific dates and requirements for banned materials.

If you are composting at home, you are not required to compost meat or meat related products, you may place them in the trash.

Resources for more information:

Resources for Schools:


School Composting An Introduction K-5 Teacher’s Guide