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) 427-7480


Compost Facility

Is Open

for the Season


Hours of Operation:

Open Seasonally (Weather Permitting)

April 15th thru November 15th

(Dates subject to change due to weather)


Monday-Friday 8:00am to 12:00pm; 12:30pm-2:30pm

(Closed 12:00pm – 12:30 pm for lunch)



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) 427-7480.