Compost is available for purchase through the City of Bay City from April through October, after the City's Earth Day event.

Pre-payment is required at:

City Hall
301 Washington Ave 
Suite 413
Bay City, MI 48708

Hours for payment are from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Hours of operation for compost differ from office hours.
Please contact the Sanitation department at 989-894-8312 for more details. It is best to call prior for availability. 

 Fees are as follows:
  • $12.50 per yard, loaded by the City
  • $5.00 per yard, self-loaded
  • $5.00 commercial rate (50+ yards) per yard, loaded by the City
Compost delivery is available within the City limits only.

Delivery charges are as follows:

  • Residential, per small load (1-3 yards)
  • $35.00 + cost of compost per yard loaded by the City
  • Commercial, per large load (3+ yards)
  • $55.00 + cost of compost per yard loaded by the City
Wood chips, if available, are $2.50 per yard.

 Please note:
we are only able to accept cash or check, exact change is greatly appreciated.

Tractor moving mulch

Compost returns organic matter to soils, increasing its water holding capacity and improving soil structure.

A commercial truck can hold 10 yards and a 6 foot truck box can hold 1 yard.  

Compost being loaded into a truck

The City of Bay City offers a compost give away at our April Earth Day event, with donations collected by the Little League team volunteers.