Compost Facility Reopens on Reduced Schedule Today, May 5

Date of release:  May 5, 2020

compost facility graphicThe City of Paducah Compost Facility located at 1560 North 8th Street reopened to the public on Tuesday, May 5 on a reduced schedule.  The facility has been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 situation.   

The facility which sells compost by the bucket load will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.  It will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

At this time, the Compost Facility has Premium Compost available 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 start to 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.

At this time, the facility is NOT accepting brush, leaves, or yard debris from contractors or residents. 

For more information, call the Public Works Department at 270-444-8511.