Free Mulch & Compost

The Town’s Public Works Facility offers wood chips, shredded wood mulch, and compost free of charge to Town of Ithaca (including the Village of Cayuga Heights) residents. Please note that the wood chips are irregularly sized due to the chipping process and are not always available.  Please call ahead to verify availability. These services are not available to contractors or City of Ithaca residents.  Additionally, Town of Ithaca and Village residents may drop off brush, leaves, garden waste, and grass clippings at facility. 

Contractors & Landscaping Services: When utilizing the yard debris drop and compost/mulch collection service for residents, some form of communication from the resident is required prior to using the service.

Hours of operation for these services are 7:00am-2:30pm M-F. Please sign in at the office.  Public access is limited to the designated drop off / pick up locations.