Compost Facility Accepting Brush, Leaves, and Yard Debris from City Residents

Date of release:  September 14, 2020

informational graphicThe City of Paducah Compost Facility located at 1560 North 8th Street now is accepting brush, leaves, and yard debris from Paducah residents.  There is no charge for this service; however, a photo identification with the current city address is required.  At this time, the facility is NOT accepting brush, leaves, or yard debris from commercial contractors or non-city residents. 

The Compost Facility which also sells compost by the bucket load is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The Compost Facility has Premium Compost for $20 per two-yard bucket load.  Wood chip compost, which is not as homogeneous as the premium compost, is $5 per bucket load.  An approximately two-yard bucket load fills the back of most pick-up trucks.  Until supplies diminish, the Compost Facility also is selling raw wood chips for $10 per bucket load. 

For the safety of the employees and public due to the COVID-19 situation, customers must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Remain in vehicle at all times.
  • Provide on a piece of paper your name and address to be dropped in a bin upon entering the compost yard.
  • Provide exact amount for purchase.  Cash or check only (make checks out to the City of Paducah).  No change will be provided.
  • Receipts provided by request only.

For more information about the Compost Facility, visit or call the Public Works Department at 270-444-8511.