Compost Site and Capped Landfill at 755 Walden Street
Compost Site and Capped Landfill
Concord Public Works maintains the former landfill for a variety of uses to benefit the community. Sharing this valuable resource with residents and other Departments in Concord is essential.
Yard Waste Recycling
Residents bring leaves and grass clippings for composting, and brush for chipping. The rich compost that is created is then picked up by residents free of charge for use in gardens and flower beds. Sand and wood chips are also available to residents at no charge on a seasonal basis. The compost site is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., starting in April until mid-December, weather permitting.
Christmas Tree Recycling & Styrofoam Collection
Residents bring Christmas trees and styrofoam for collection during designated dates in January each year.
During the COVID-19 pandemic the paint shed is not open.
Catch Basin Material & Snow Storage
This location is used for the temporary storage of catch basin materials - prior to disposal. This is also an important snow storage area during the winter months.
Concord Public Works oversees quarterly soil gas monitoring and semi-annual ground water sampling. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection requires landfill monitoring at closed landfills.
Town Residents and the Natural Resources Division Staff can dispose of "invasive" plants at the former landfill.
This facility serves a vital purpose for the equipment storage needs of Concord Public Works along with other Town Departments.
Portable Shooting Range
The former landfill has been used as a secure location for police training.
The former landfill is home to a variety of plants and wildlife.
We hope you enjoyed this overview and photo-essay of the Town's former landfill. Please contact Concord Public Works at 978-318-3240 if you have any questions relating to operations and services available at the former landfill.