Recycling & Composting Center

Compost & Recycling Centers

Compost & Recycling Center - 401 Whitney Street, Grand Ledge, Michigan 48837

For those with special needs, please call 517-627-2144, for further directions. 












Annual Vehicle Pass is Required to Enter Compost Center: To receive a 2021 vehicle pass in the mail, the following must be submitted: Name, Address, Phone Number, Driver’s License Number, Signature, and Check made out to the “City of Grand Ledge” ($40.00 for City of Grand Ledge residents or $125.00 for non-residents). Vehicle pass stickers will be mailed to the address included with the check within 48 hours of receipt. Passes must be affixed to the bottom left portion of the vehicle’s windshield to enter the Compost Center. If you sell your vehicle or have the windshield replaced, please remove the existing sticker (as much of it as can be removed) and bring it to City Hall where it can be replaced at no charge. Passes will not be available for purchase at the Compost Center and are only available by submitting the required information to City Hall. Stickers can also be purchased by visiting the walk-up window at City Hall, 310 Greenwood Street, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

PLEASE NOTE: Per MDHHS October 9, 2020 - Executive Order, visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings and must follow the six-foot social distancing guidelines when utilizing the Compost and Recycling Centers. In addition, a limited number of vehicles will be allowed into the Compost Center and the Recycling Center at one time. Please obey the posted stop signs at the entrances and the attendants signaling when vehicles may enter.

With many people anxious to use the Compost and Recycling Centers, we encourage everyone to be patient and kind. We will do our best to ensure the lines move as quickly and as safely as possible. Thank you for your understanding!



Use of the compost center is open to everyone. An annual pass (good for the calendar year) in the form of a windshield sticker is required for entry.  The annual pass is available at Grand Ledge City Hall (cash or check only), passes are no longer being sold on-site at the compost center.  Proof of residency is required in the form of a picture ID, along with either a voter ID card, property tax notice/receipt, or City of Grand Ledge water/sewer bill.  An applicant may purchase a maximum of two annual passes. 

Vehicles are ONLY permitted through the gates of the compost center to dispose of yard waste if an Annual Pass is permanently affixed to the windshield.


  • City of Grand Ledge residents may purchase a compost center annual pass for $40.00
  • Non-Residents may purchase a compost center annual pass for $125.00
  • NEW! City of Grand Ledge residents may purchase a 7-day compost center pass. Available at City Hall for $25.00 


  • An attendant is on-site at the Compost Center during hours of operation and will oversee the disposal of yard waste.  All vehicles entering the facility must stop upon entering and display an annual pass to the attendant.  The attendant will also check all loads to ensure only acceptable materials are dropped off.
  • Yard Waste from commercial haulers and landscape contractors is not allowed.
  • Dump trucks and dump trailers are not permitted in the compost center.
  • See below for a list of items accepted and not accepted at the compost center.



The recycling center is open to all patrons and there is no charge to enter. Please be sure that all materials have been cleaned and are sorted appropriately. The chart to the right shows what materials are accepted at the recycling center. 

  • Did you know? We accept a variety of batteries at the recycling center... PLEASE USE THE GUIDE BELOW FOR RECYCLING BATTERIES SAFELY!