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Knox County Yard Waste & Compost Area
Knox County Yard Waste & Compost Area

7425 Thayer Road Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050

The Knox County Yard Waste and Compost Area is now open
Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays,
8:00 AM until 4:00 PM, through the end of October.

During the Winter months, November through March,
the Yard Waste/Compost Area is open only on Saturdays,
8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. weather permitting.

Acceptable Material

All materials should be removed from bags and placed loosely into designated areas.

  • Grass Clippings
  • Leaves
  • Shrubs and brush
  • Christmas Trees - without any lights or decorations
  • Tree limbs up to 10" in diameter

Non-Acceptable Material

  • Christmas Trees - with lights or decorations
  • Tree limbs over 10" in diameter
  • Tree trunks
  • Treated/painter wood
  • Food waste
Help Yourself

Mulch and composted leaves are sometimes available to take home for your own personal use. All materials must be loaded/unloaded by hand.

For more information about recycling, please contact
Recycling Coordinator, Randy Canterbury,
in the Knox County Commissioners Office at
(740) 393-6704 or recycle@co.knox.oh.us

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