Compost Facility

City of Albany compost is pure yard waste compost. Only brush, branches, leaves, and grass clippings collected from Albany residents or deposited directly at the Compost Facility are used to make City of Albany Compost.


Wood chips are also produced at the Compost Facility from organic waste collected throughout the city. Included in this is several thousand Christmas trees collected curbside annually.


Compost Facility is located at:


Department of General Services 
One Richard J. Conners Blvd. 
Albany, New York 12204
Phone (518) 434-2489


Compost Facility Is Closed for the Season


Tentative Opening Date April 15, 2023

(Date subject to change due to weather)



Residents Only:

Compost and mulch can be obtained free of charge by city residents during normal compost facility business hours. 

Note: Residents must enter at the entrance to facility, check in at booth, and show proof of residency prior to obtaining compost or mulch. There is a maximum limit of 30 gallons or (6) five-gallon buckets of each item, per resident per day. FREE COMPOST AND MULCH IS FOR RESIDENTIAL USE FOR CITY RESIDENTS ONLY.

Compost and mulch are no longer available at the dead end of Erie Blvd

Residents, Non - Residents & Commercial Generators:

Yard waste is accepted at the Compost Facility at a cost of $10.00 per cubic yard. The attendant on duty reserves the right not to accept any material deemed contaminated, excessive volumes, oversized items, or otherwise inappropriate for the compost processing equipment. 

Note: Any yard waste containing stones or rocks will be refused.

The following items are available for purchase during regular business hours:

• Screened Compost $15.00 cyd
• Un-Screened Compost $10.00 cyd
• Mulch\Woodchips $15.00 cyd 
• Topsoil $20.00 cyd
• Historic Cobblestones $2.00 each

All transactions must be paid for with cash or check at the Department of General Services Main Office prior to the loading or unloading of the vechicle.

Credit cards are not accepted. Under no circumstances will payments be accepted at the compost facility itself. 

Commercial or nonprofit interests may obtain a permit and be billed monthly for the quantities purchased. For a copy of the permit application please call (518) 434-2489.

To ensure the Compost Facility has opened for the season, please call the

Department of General Services at 518-434-2489.