Compost Center

The City of Marshall operates a compost site for use by Marshall City Residents and surrounding townships. Users of the site will be asked to present identification confirming residency.

Items NOT ACCEPTED at the Compost Site:

  • Construction Materials
  • Plastics
  • Stumps
  • Concrete
  • Food Wastewater
  • Other items at the discretion of the City

Material Available for Pickup

A punch card is required to pickup the following materials:
  • Composted Material for personal use
  • Wood Chips for personal use


  • Site Address: 619 Homer Road (east of the Public Works Garage)
  • Site Hours: Tuesdays 3 pm to 6 pm; Fridays and Saturdays 9 am to 3 pm
  • 2023 Operational Dates: April 11 through November 18
  • Scheduled Closure Dates: None


  • You must purchase a punch card to use at the Compost Site. No payment is accepted on site. There are two options:
    1. $20 City Resident/ $40 surrounding township residents- punch card which will provide 10 visits to the compost site. Multiple punch cards may be purchased. Unused punches carryover to the next year.
    2. $30 City Resident/ $60 surrounding township residents- Annual card allows you to visit the site as many times as you wish during the annual season.
  • You must present your Picture ID showing residency and punch card to the attendant when you visit the Compost Site.
  • The card will be punched for every visit to the site, even for multiple visits on the same day.
  • Punch Cards can be purchased at City Hall during normal business hours.
  • The city will not replace any lost cards.
  • Contractors will not be allowed to use the Compost Site.
  • Surrounding townships include Marshall, Eckford, Fredonia, and Marengo.

If you have any questions please call Phil Smith, DPW Superintendent at 269-558-0324.