Compost Site

Contact Information

East Lincoln past Arthur Street   
Floyd Thompson--Compost Site Attendant  
PH 620-326-0674  
Darren Vargas--Street Department Supervisor  
PH 620-326-7831  

The City of Wellington Compost Site opened in March of 1997 to help relieve the amount of debris that was going to the landfill. In 1997, the site took in 5,500 cubic yards of tree limbs and brush, 310 tons of grass and leaves with 5,800 vehicles going through the site. In 2007, it took in 8,000 cubic yards of tree limbs and brush, 400 tons of grass and leaves with 9,500 vehicles going through the site. In addition, 40 tons of compost went out to the public. In 2010, our traffic increased to 10,881 vehicles, 10,919 cubic yards of limbs and brush, 151 tons of grass and leaves and over 90 tons of compost was utilized by the community.

The Compost Site does not have a separate budget for the facility; it is funded out of the Sanitation operations budget. The Compost Site sets on 24 acres. It is manned by one part time attendant, assisted by Street Department personnel who turn the compost, push up tree limbs and maintain the grounds. Each year, there are about 40 tons of composted grass and leaves available for the public to use in gardens and flower beds. The City of Wellington allows one pickup load per resident until it is gone.




NO CHARGE FOR DISPOSAL OF: YARD WASTE - grass clippings, leaves and small plant trimmings a separate pile or area is available for the disposal of tree limbs, brush and ashes.


No trash, garbage or building materials of any kind will be disposed of at this site.
Each year we are subject to a rigorous inspection by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

OPEN WEEKLY: (March ~ November)

Closed Holidays


Monday         12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday     8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Thursday       12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Saturday         8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Winter Hours

Due to the time change and sunset occurring earlier this time of year, the COMPOST SITE hours will be reduced on Mondays and Thursdays to 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Wednesday (8:00 AM to 1:00 PM) and Saturday (8:00 AM to 4:00 PM) hours will remain the same through November 28th.

The Compost Site will be CLOSED on Wednesday ~ November 11th in observance of Veteran's Day and also will be closed on Thursday ~ November 26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Beginning Saturday ~ December 5th?, the Compost Site will be open on SATURDAYS ONLY ?(8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) through the month of December and will be open Saturday ~ January 2, 2016 to allow for Christmas Tree disposal and then will close for the Season until the first Saturday in March (March 5, 2016). 



Should winter weather force the facility to be closed we will notify the public as soon as possible. 
For additional information, please contact the Wellington Street Department at 620-326-7831.