Yard Waste

Municipal Compost Site

Newell Recycling Depot at 279 Veiner Road, Brooks

Open Dates

The Newell Recycling compost yard will be open May Long weekend 2020.

Yard Waste Collection

Normal weekly yard waste collection will be starting April 12, 2021.

To view the pick-up schedule and map, please visit the Collection Date Maps page.

Items For Drop Off

Residents can drop off leaves, grass clippings and small branches. Food scraps are not accepted because they attract unwanted pests and create contamination in the finished compost. Additional processing must occur with the addition of materials beyond yard waste and this is currently not in effect.

Yard Waste Bins

Currently, single dwelling houses and duplexes have individual yard waste bins for leaves, grass clippings, and small branch 1/4 inch in diameter. Please do not put branches greater than 1/4 inch in diameter in your yard waste bin as they can cause damage to the equipment at Newell Recycling.Yard waste should be placed directly into the compost bin without bagging.

Backyard Composters

The City of Brooks offers a $25 rebate for any resident that purchases a backyard composter from a local retailer. Bring your receipt to City Hall and receive a credit on your utility account.