Compost Centers

Hours of Operation

Hours of operation are seasonal. Please call the appropriate facility for current hours of operation.

Yard waste can be disposed of in several ways locally. The easiest way is to contact the community in which you live and find out the procedures for curbside yard waste disposal. However residents of Franklin County and pre-approved areas can take their yard waste to multiple locations throughout Franklin County.  To learn more visit: 

Kurtz Brothers, Inc.

Ohio Mulch
PLEASE NOTE: Homeowners are permitted to drop off yard waste for FREE if they meet these two requirements:

1. The homeowner is a resident of Franklin County AND
2. The diameter of the material being dropped off is less than one-quarter (1/4) inch in diameter.

Com-Til Retail Office


The City of Columbus Com-Til Compost Facility provides FREE disposal for trees and bushes. They do not accept plastic bags, trash, grass or sod.

Acceptable Materials

NOTE: All materials must be placed in bulk form or in biodegradable paper bags

  • Brush
  • Grass Clippings
  • Mixed Yard Waste
  • Christmas Trees
  • Sod
  • Stumps (No Root Balls)
  • Shrubbery
  • Leaves
  • Bulking Agents

Christmas Tree Recycling Information

The Christmas trees you set out for pickup go to the Authority's sponsored compost facilities. We ask that you remove the plastic or metal icicles and the large plastic tree bags. Plastic contaminates the compost process and ruins the finished product.