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Sanitation Compost Facility

Why is the City of Norman involved in composting?

The City of Norman recycles yard waste and produces compost. Our total incoming yardwaste at our compost facility equates to 13,000 tons. Our annual compost production varies each summer, depending on the weather. Compost is available for you at the facility. Finished compost is available approximately every 90-120 days. An article is published in the Norman Transcript 1-2 weeks prior to the sale. Compost is released to Norman residents on the first day of the sale. The following Monday it is released to non-residents as well as City of Norman residents.

The compost is free if you load it yourself. If it is loaded for you, there is a $10.00 per scoop loading fee (a scoop is approximately 3 cubic yards or 2,000 pounds).

Materials accepted: leaves, grass clippings and limbs (no longer than 4 ft. lengths and 2 inches in diameter). All contaminated loads (paper, rocks, bricks, and trash) will be rejected. You must be a Norman resident in order to dispose of yardwaste.

Interesting Facts about Composting in Norman


  • Our composting program was started in 1990. 
  • Over 10% of the City of Norman's total waste and recyclables is diverted to the compost facility.
  • We use a natural process that does not require starters
    or additives. The compost is turned, and watered at certain temperatures and
    moisture content. This type of composting takes just a few days longer to
    produce, but provides a high quality compost at a low cost to residents. 


The Compost Facility will be releasing compost on Saturday, March 25 for Norman residents. Mulch is available now during regular hours. Beginning the following Monday, March 27, compost will be available to anyone while supplies last.



398 Bratcher Miner Road
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Hours of Operation

April - Sept.

  • Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 8:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Closed

Oct.-March

  • Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed