Dowagiac’s Compost Site Is Open

Every Saturday, all summer long, Dowagiac’s compost site is open for City residents to dispose of their yard waste. It’s located at the east end of Veterans Memorial Drive, in Riverside Cemetery, which can be accessed from the intersection of Riverside Drive and Hill Street. 

You must bring proof of Dowagiac residency to access the compost site, which is open each Saturday from May to October from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

The compost site accepts:

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Brush
  • Branches

NOT accepted

  • Building materials
  • Machined lumber
  • Root-balls
  • Stones/concrete
  • Trash, garbage, or litter
  • Fecal material

At this time, residents can remove wood chips for use.

Keep your yard looking good — take advantage of this benefit for City residents!