Wareham Municipal Maintenance Department now accepting leaves, compost

May 24, 2018

The compost pile located at the Marion landfill has been closed until further notice. Due to the closure, the Town of Wareham Municipal Maintenance Department, located at 95 Charge Pond Road, will be temporarily accepting compostable leaves and yard waste.

The department will accept leaves and yard waste on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Each resident vehicle using the Compost Facility is required to have a current Wareham transfer station sticker.

Compost regulations:

• Clean leaves and grass clippings only, any mixed trash, branches or non-compostable materials will be refused

• All compostable products must be removed from plastic bags

• Biodegradable paper compost bags are permissible

• Commercial haulers are prohibited

Brush regulations:

The department continues to accept brush that meets the following criteria.

• Brush shall be no more than 3” in diameter

• Brush shall be cut into 3’ lengths

• Stumps and logs prohibited

Wareham resident permits may be purchased at the Department of Natural Resources office in the Multi-Service Center, 48 Marion Road, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A vehicle registration and proof of residency is required. For more information, call 508-291-3100 ext. 3180.

There are two private disposal companies accepting residential compostable material. For more information, contact: County Road Recycling, 260 County Road, Wareham, at 508-509-8027 or Sam White & Sons, 22 Recycle Way, Middleboro, at 508-947-0673.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | May 24, 2018 22:51

Two Saturdays per month are better than one, although it's a far cry from what we had before, I'm not complaining.


The ramifications of limited access to a compost pile are beginning to become apparent.  Who has noticed an abundance of illegally dumped leaves, brush. & other yard waste around town?  I've also noticed that some haven't cleaned their yards because they have nowhere to convienently dispose of the waste.


Isn't it ironic how a town that isn't often featured in Better Homes and Gardens is about to get worse.

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