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Compost Facility


  • Tuesday and Thursday, 8 am to 3 pm.
  • Saturdays from 8 am to noon using the following schedule:

    November through March site open the first Saturday of each month excluding Holidays.
    April through October site open the first two Saturday's of each month excluding Holidays.


1708 S. Armstrong Avenue, southeast Fayetteville. 


From 15th St. and School Ave. travel east on 15th St. and turn right (south) onto Armstrong Ave.  Go past the Animal Shelter and entrance will be on the left.  Go to the big building with the Compost sign on it.  From Crossover and Hwy 16, turn right onto Hwy 16 (west) and follow Hwy 16 through the next light and to the light at Armstrong Ave.  Turn left and follow the same directions as above once you are on Armstrong Ave.


Compost and Mulch Prices and Descriptions

Call 575-8398 for compost availability. 

Compost - $20 per scoop (available to Fayetteville residents only)
(1 scoop equals approximately 2.5 cubic yards)

Compost may also be purchased in bags (approximately 40 to 50 lbs.) for $4.00 each plus tax.  An order of more than 5 bags at one time will need to be pre-ordered.  Please call 575-8398 to place an order.

Compost is available for purchase while supplies last during normal operating hours at the compost facility. 

Only Fayetteville residents are allowed to purchase the compost and must show proof of residency through their water bill.  Please bring a copy of a recent water bill showing solid waste charges for proof of residency.  No commercial customers or apartments are allowed to receive compost. 

Residents will be limited to purchasing one scoop when the compost is available, to ensure everyone who wants compost is able to purchase some. One scoop is approximately 2.5 cubic yards (enough to fill the bed of a regular size pick-up truck). 

The City uses natural composting techniques by monitoring temperature and moisture content. With good conditions, natural composting can be completed in approximately four to six months.  The material is screened before selling to the public to remove large items. To see a video of our Compost Facility click here.

Please call ahead to check availability of Compost.  Compost is not available at all times. 


Mulch - $10 per scoop (1 scoop equals approximately 2.5 cubic yards)

Mulch (wood chips) is available throughout the year and is very benefical as a weed blocker and increases soil moisture retention.  Mulch may be purchased by both Fayetteville residents and non-residents.


Rates for Yard Waste Dropped Off at Compost Facility

City of Fayetteville residents are able to drop yard waste at no charge during normal operating hours at the Compost Facility.  Please bring a copy of your most recent water bill showing solid waste charges for proof of residency.

The rates for commercial businesses and non-residents to drop yard waste only is as follows:

Compact pick-up trucks $ 5.00
Full size pick-up trucks $ 8.00
Trailers up to 14-feet long $10.00
Trailers grater than 14 feet $15.00

Ordinance reference: City of Fayetteville Code; Chapter 50; Ordinance 4382; Section 1;50.40(E)(1)