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Rick Miller
Director of Public Services
Phone: (269) 659-7291


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Compost Site

The City compost site is located on the south side of Fawn River Road between S. Lakeview Avenue and S. Nottawa Street. The compost site only accepts leaves, grass clippings and brush. Materials must be removed from bags and other containers; a trash dumpster is available on site for disposal of bags. Compost and wood chips are usually available at the site free of charge.

Hours of Operation

April through October
Monday and Thursday: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

November (open through the Monday before Thanksgiving)
Monday and Thursday: 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The compost site is also open on the first two (2) Saturdays in January to accept Christmas trees.

Access to the Site

City Residents
Residents of the City of Sturgis can access the compost site free of charge. When visiting the site they must present their driver's license with Sturgis address or other proof of City residence.

Sturgis Township Residents
By virtue of an agreement with the City, residents of Sturgis Township also have free access to the compost site. They can obtain a compost pass card by registering with the Clerk/Treasurer's Office at City Hall. A new pass card must be obtained each year.

Other Residents
Residents not from the City or Sturgis Township must pay a non-refundable fee of $35.00 for a pass card; they can obtain cards at City Hall. Pass cards are valid for the entire year (April to late November) and the cost is the same regardless of purchase date. A new pass card must be obtained each year.

Commercial Landscapers
The City also provides access to the compost site for commercial landscaping businesses. Landscaping businesses located in the City of Sturgis are charged $150.00 for access, non-City landscaping businesses are charged $250.00. This fee provides the landscaping business 24/7 access to the compost site for the year. A new key must be obtained each year.