Mulch & Yard Waste Site

Allegany County Government operates a supervised mulch & yard waste recycling site for Allegany County residents and businesses at 11700 PPG Road, North Branch Industrial Park, off of Maryland Route 51 South.

To get started, check out our Backyard Composting Basics (PDF).

You Need to Know

  • Free drop off of accepted items.
  • Free pick up of mulch.


Grass, leaves, brush, trees and tree limbs six inches or less in diameter, Christmas trees, and other fresh holiday greenery free of artificial decorations of any type.

Not Accepted

Stumps, roots, trees and tree limbs more than four inches in diameter, rubble, demolition material, lumber, pallets, railroad ties, and all other items not listed as "accepted."

Composting Schedule

Spring & Summer Schedule

Starts the first Wednesday in April. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fall Schedule

Starts the first Sunday in November. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Winter Schedule

Starts the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.