Compost Site


Welcome to the Manchester Compost Site.  My name is Andrew Brousseau and I am from Manchester and am an owner of Black Earth Compost.  We have taken the responsibility of managing the resident's leaf and yard material this year.  We will produce a high quality compost using the food scraps which we collect from you each week.  This compost will be available to the town's residents next spring.  We invite you to say Hello when you see us at the site and ask questions.

 Accepted Materials:

New this year: We ask you to separate your yard waste into 3 types: Brush, Yard Debris without grass, and Yard Debris with grass.


  • Branches, Twigs
  • Woody Trimmings
  • X-Mas Trees

No Wreaths (unless the metal wire has been removed)
Rounds (should be placed in separate Log/Firewood area)

Yard Debris with or without grass:
I know that it can be hard to separate out your grass from the rest of your yard debris.  If you cannot, then just put it all in the 'With Grass' section.  If you can separate the grass, or you don't have any, then please put your yard debris in the 'Without Grass' section.

Please no brush in either section.

Examples of Yard Debris:

  • Leaves
  • Evergreen Needles
  • Soil
  • Annuals, Flowers, Vegetables
  • Weeds
  • Non-Woody plants
  • Paper bags for yard waste collection (please rip open or empty at site if possible) 

Compost for Residents:

The compost available for residents this spring, 2017 was produced and screened by the town last year.  Look for signs to find the pile where you can shovel it into your own containers.  We have analyzed this compost for common heavy metals and it's nutrient and physical profile.  The compost that we make this year will be available next spring for residents.


The Town's Compost Site is located next to the Medical Building at 197 School Street. 

Hours of Operation:

The compost site is open April to December, weather permitting.  Please note the Open/Closed sign at the entrance to the compost site.  If the sign says Closed please do not continue up to the site.

  • Thursday:  9am to 3pm
  • Saturday:  9am to 3pm
  • Sunday:       9am to 3pm