COMMUNITY COMPOSTING AT HUDAK FARM
In partnership with the Northwest Solid Waste District ...
We receive food scraps, yard waste, & brush from communities over a 25 mile radius including local schools, large businesses, grocery stores, and community members like you. This collection not only diverts waste from entering the landfill, but also allows us to turn otherwise discarded organic matter into a highly valuable source of fertility.
To drop off brush:
The dedicated brush pile is on the west side of Route 7 (the opposite side as the farmstand) on the small dirt road just north of the sugarhouse. A sign will direct you to the appropriate brush pile where you can leave your material. The fee for dropping material at this site is:
$20 for a dump truck or dump trailer load
$10 for a pickup load
Donations accepted for anything smaller than a pickup (i.e. Christmas trees or tree/shrub prunings)
Unacceptable items at this site include construction debris including lumber, drywall, fencing, & plywood. If you are unsure about material that you would like to drop off, please contact us first. We accept brush at any time of day and all year long at this site.
To drop off leaves & yard waste:
Follow the signs across Route 7 from the farmstand and drive north on the dirt road parallel to Route 7. Turn left at the fork and drive a short distance to the four-bay pole barn where you'll see the community drop site for leaves & yard waste. Dump your waste in the first bay of the barn, closest to the posted "Leaf Drop" sign with an arrow. Be sure to remove and take your plastic bags and containers with you. Do not leave them at the drop site. Biodegradable paper bags can be left here. Please pay special attention to contaminants like plastic, or other non-biodegradable materials. We accept leaves & yard waste any time of day all year long. Donations at this site are appreciated to offset the cost of the service we provide to the Solid Waste District and therefore the community.
To drop off food scraps:
On the east side of Route 7 at our Cider Mill we have food waste bins set up for public drop-off. Bring your kitchen scraps, including raw or cooked meat scraps, and dump them in these bins. Our facility is open any time of the day all year long, and as always if you have any questions or are unsure of what is accepted, please contact us so we can help!