Leaf Collection and Composting Program

Leaf Collection Program

Leaves are collected curbside by the Public Works Department each year during the first week of May and the middle of November. Leaves placed curbside must be in biodegradable bags and may also include garden waste such as old flowers, small plants, weeds and an incremental amount of grass.  Please do not dispose of soil, branches or plant pots in the bags. Biodegradable paper bags can be purchased at the Brewer Landfill for $0.50 each or at Hannaford, Aubuchon and Lowe’s.

Brewer residents can also deliver their leaves to the Brewer Recycling Center located at 406 Elm Street at no cost, any time of year.  You may transport the leaves to the landfill loose or in plastic or paper bags. Because plastic is not readily biodegradable, the plastic bags must be opened and leaves dumped into the compost pile.

The Recycling Center is open Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Wednesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For further information, please contact the Brewer Public Works Department at 989.7800 (7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) Monday through Friday or Brewer Recycling Center at 989.8433 during their regular business hours listed above.

Leaf Compost Pile

Composting is nature’s way of recycling, and is the controlled decomposition of organic materials such as leaves, grass clippings and vegetable food waste.

The City operates a licensed leaf compost area at the Brewer Landfill. Each year the City builds, operates, and maintains two separate leaf compost piles, one in the Spring and one in the Fall.

The City produces approximately 2,000-3,000 cubic yards of compost each year which they make available to Brewer residents.

Brewer residents may dispose of their leaves, garden materials and grass clippings in the compost pile at no charge at the landfill during the regular landfill hours Tuesday 8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m., Wednesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

For further information, please contact the Brewer Public Works Department at 989.7800 (7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) Monday through Friday or Brewer Recycling Center at 989.8433 during their regular business hours listed above.