Compost continues to be offered free of charge to those who load it themselves.

Customers will need to bring a shovel and buckets, barrels, bags, etc... to use for loading.


Assisted Loading

Available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Only

Only loads into trailers or truck beds.

The Facility charges a fee for assisted loading, using facility equipment and personnel

  •  $10 per cubic yard

We charge for loading, not the compost

Yard Waste

Yard and Logwood Waste

The disposal of yard and logwood waste is allowed Monday through Thursday and Saturday, when the facility is in need of materials.

  • Yard Waste includes grass clippings, leaves, and small branches less than 4 inches in diameter and no more than 6 feet in length.

  • Logwood Waste refers to any tree log over 4 inches in diameter (not to exceed 12 inches in diameter) and no longer than 4 feet in length.

The Compost Facility may close during wet weather and when muddy conditions exist. The Facility may suspend accepting yard and logwood waste when onsite materials exceed the Operating Plan limits.

Prohibited materials

Prohibited Materials

  • Treated or painted lumber
  • Construction materials
  • Root balls and stumps
  • Dirt, metal, glass, plastic
  • Any other trash

Any load containing prohibited materials will be rejected


The City of Hot Springs does not charge residential customers of the Hot Springs Municipal Wastewater Utility for disposal of yard and logwood waste. Proof of residence will require a valid Arkansas driver’s license or Arkansas State ID with a name and address matching a copy of a recent Hot Springs Municipal Wastewater Billing Statement.

The Facility collects a fee-per-load of yard and logwood waste from commercial operators and non-Hot Springs Municipal Wastewater customers.

Tipping fees will be based on the following rate schedule

  • $10  - Trucks/single-axle trailers
  • $20 -  Double-axle trailers
  • $30 - Dump trailers          

Previously ground yard and logwood waste may qualify for a reduced tipping fee – see Facility Manager.


3' x 3' x 3' = 27 Cubic Feet

27 Cubic Feet = 1 Cubic Yard

Cubic Yard

To calculate the volume of your truck or trailer load.....

Truck bed

  • Multiply the length (in feet) by the width (in feet) by the height (in feet) - Cubic Feet (CF)
  • Divide Cubic Feet by 27 = Truck/Trailer volume in Cubic Yards (CuYds)

Example:     12.5' (l) X 5.5' (w) X 2' (h) = 5.09 CubicYards                                     27 Cubic Feet