Compost Information & Application

Compost & Brush Facility

Annual stickers allow dumping of unlimited quantities of leaves, grass trimmings, and brush. Brush is defined as branches 1 inch to 3 inches in diameter and over 1 foot long. Brush must be separate and put in a different pile at the compost site.

Dumping of stumps, fencing, building materials, food and plastic bags is not permitted.

The compost facility opens on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

April 7 - Oct 23, 2022 Thursday - Sunday Noon to 4:00 pm

Oct 27 - December 11 Thursday & Friday Noon to 4:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

*Please note that the site is closed on: Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Veteran's Day, and Thanksgiving (this includes the Friday following Thanksgiving also)*

There will be no leaf pickups for Fall 2022. As an alternative, there will be two weekends scheduled for free access to the compost facility at 60 South Hunt Road for disposal of leaves and sticks. Permit stickers will not be required on these weekends.

Free weekends:

  • November 19th and 20th 
  • December 3rd and 4th
  • December 10th and 11th


CustomerResident FeeNon-Resident Fee
Senior Citizen (65+)$0$20
Passenger Vehicles$20$40
Commercial/Landscape Vehicles$300$600

Sticker Purchaseimage of amesbury compost permit

Amesbury senior citizens (65+) may obtain one sticker, free of charge, for their own vehicle.

Compost Sticker Purchase Available Beginning March 7th, 2022:

We cannot accept credit or debit card payments. Payment can be made with cash or check; made payable to City of Amesbury. Please do not mail cash.  We strongly encourage downloading the application and filling it out prior to bringing it to the office. Applications are available to download online (PDF)


Bring the application form (PDF) along with a copy of your vehicle registration and purchase a sticker at the DPW office, or in the Treasurer's Office at City Hall.


Application form (PDF), copy of your vehicle registration, check, and self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Amesbury Department of Public Works
39 S Hunt Road
Amesbury, MA 01913


Stickers will not be mailed without a self-addressed stamped envelope. They will be held at the DPW office for pick-up. 

Please place stickers on driver's side of windshield, opposite inspection sticker.

City Rights

The City reserves the right to:

  • Issue fines for unauthorized dumping
  • Refuse material if quality or quantity is questionable
  • Close the compost site at any time without prior notice, or make changes to the schedule without prior notice

Further Information

For more information or questions, please call 978-388-8116, Monday through Friday between 7 am and 3 pm.