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Where Can I Pick Up Compost?

Compost is now available, for free to participants in the two town's curbside organics collection program, at the Wenham Highway garage.

The compost from the organic material collected as part of the trash collection program in both towns is now available in Wenham.

The Departments of Public Works in both Hamilton and Wenham announced on Tuesday that the compost is now available at the at the on Grapevine Road.

Since the , compost was available for free to program participants at in Hamilton.

Director John Tomasz said in an e-mail that the amount of compost “taken (from the Patton Park site) has been significantly greater than anyone expected.” The move to the Wenham Highway Department means it will be “under a more watchful eye.”

The compost will be available weekdays and one Saturday a month.

“Brick Ends Farm will deliver the compost to our new location, starting immediately, which will serve both towns,” the Wenham Department of Public Works Director Bill Tyack said in a written announcement on Tuesday.

It will be available from 7 a.m.–3 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 8 a.m.–noon on the first Saturday of each month.

Residents may help themselves and only pick-up a cubic yard at one time.

Anyone with questions should call the Wenham Highway Department at 978-468-5520, X6.

richard boroff July 25, 2012 at 08:29 PM
The towns may be able to keep an eye on the compost pile, but the location is too far away to make it worthwhile for many Hamiltonians to bother going there. Given the amount people are allowed to take it is not worth the effort. Be good Richard Boroff
richard boroff July 25, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Ah, one cubic yard, I missed that change. That's better than the 5 gallons previously. Richard Boroff
Michelle Bailey August 05, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Compost: according to the press release residents can pick-up one cubic yard, roughly 40 five-gallon buckets.

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