Compost Program

Compost Bin Pick-Up

Fishers Parks is now offering a FREE composting program to Fishers Residents! Residents can pick up a 3-gallon composting bin, with 10 compostable liners at any of the following locations during hours of operation: 

Fishers Parks Office
8100 E. 106th Street, Suite 150, Fishers, IN 46038

Monday-Friday | 8:30am-4:30pm 

Fishers AgriPark
11171 Florida Rd, Fortville, IN 46040

Tuesday & Wednesday | 10am-2pm
Thursday-Saturday | 10am-6pm

One, 3-gallon composting bin with 10 compostable liners, will be provided per Fishers household at pick up locations, while supplies last. Residents will only be permitted to drop off 3-gallons of compost during scheduled drop off times. Dropping off compost will take place at the AgriPark (Drop off schedule is below). NO additional volume of compost will be allowed at this time. 

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What is compost?

Compost refers to the organic material that is typically disposed of after food preparation. For example peels from produce, produce core, garden waste, and shells. Saving these organic materials, and putting them back into the ground creates nutrient rich soil, reduces organic waste in landfills, can assist with ground recovery from drought, and prevents soil erosion--just to name a few! By having compost to use at the AgriPark for future crops, you're helping grow a community garden that will be more sustainable, while also helping reduce green house gas emissions.

What can I put in my compost bin?

We put together this helpful chart to explain what can/cannot go into your compost bin for drop off at AgriPark:

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Compost Drop Off

At this time, we're only permitting 3-gallons of compost per household at drop off. NO extra volume of compost will be permitted. We're also requesting only Fishers residents who drop off compost are using the bins we've provided. 

Your bin will come with 10 compostable liners. We will not provide additional liners beyond the initial 10, at this time. Please only use compostable liners with the BPI logo, to be accepted in the compost program, as plastic and non-organic materials are not permitted. Additional liners can be purchased at grocery and online retail stores.

Compost drop off will take place at the AgriPark ONLY starting Wednesday, August 3rd, during the following times: 

May-October | Wednesdays 4-6p & Saturdays 10a-6p
November-April | Tuesdays 4-6p & Saturdays 9a-NOON