The following was released by the City on April 2, 2020
The City of Ann Arbor 2020 curbside compost collection program will begin, as scheduled, on Monday, April 6. However, to ensure the safety of staff and protect them against the possibility of COVID-19 exposure, yard waste bags and bundled brush/limbs will not be serviced at this time. Collection will be done only from carts, using the mechanical arm on solid waste vehicles. To clarify, residents will only be able to use curbside compost service to discard their compost if the materials are placed into their compost carts.
The city is requesting that residents and property owners who may have already loaded and placed yard waste bags at the curb, remove those bags and store them in a dry location until full service can be restored. In addition, be advised that the city’s compost facility is closed to all residential and contractor drop-off and compost pick-up operations until further notice.
The city understands this change in service will be inconvenient and very much appreciates the community’s help in keeping city staff safe and healthy. In the meantime, the city is offering free delivery of a compost cart, 64- or 96-gallon size, to any home that doesn’t currently have one. To order a cart, please contact the Customer Service Center by phone at 734.994.7336, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Supplies are limited. Orders for additional carts will be charged the additional cart fee, but delivery will be free. Please note that repeat orders will be placed behind first-time orders.
Residents are encouraged to visit www.a2gov.org/compost for more information, service updates and resources and tips for composting at home.