Green Waste & Compost

Since 1994, the City has operated a successful and award-winning municipal compost operation. Through the program, the City diverts 35 percent—4,000 tons—of the community’s yard waste from the landfill each year. The yard waste is converted to high-quality compost and mulch, and made available for sale at a fraction of the retail value.

Dropping off green waste

Drop off your green waste at the compost facility, located next to the County transfer station, 7201 E Highway 90 (mile marker 325). You can drop off grass clippings, tree and shrub trimmings, weeds, cactus, succulents, and branches up to 15 inches wide and 5 feet long.

The compost facility cannot accept trash, food waste, dirt, rocks, tree stumps, lumber, metal, or construction and demolition waste. These items are prohibited in compost facilities by law.


Yard waste in a purple wheelbarrowCity sanitation customers can drop off materials at no charge as the cost to provide this service is built in to the refuse fees. Bring a copy of your current City of Sierra Vista sanitation bill to use this special service. Bills from other refuse haulers (Waste Management, Waste Disposal, or other private service) a will not be accepted.

Non-city residential customers can drop off compost materials for $15 per pickup truck load and $2 for each additional cubic yard.

Commercial users can drop off compost materials for $15 per pickup truck load and $2 for each additional cubic yard.

Picking up green waste

The City offers free curbside pickup of green waste for residential sanitation customers. Call (520) 458-7530 to schedule a pickup to click here to complete a request form online. Requests must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Monday in order for Public Works to schedule the pickup for the following Wednesday.

Compost and mulch available

Adult hands holding compost in a gardenCompost is sold at a cost of $25 per cubic yard and mulch is available for $10 per cubic yard. Payment must be made by cash or check only.

7201 E. Highway 90, mile marker 325
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
(520) 452-7072
8:00 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday (closed Wednesday and Sunday)