The District of Sparwood offers two composting sites for the public to manage their yard waste, one is located by the ball fields in the Sparwood Heights, and the other is near the Fire Hall at the end of Englemann Spruce Drive

The District would like to remind anybody using these compost boxes that compost, yard waste and lawns are all organic substances, and they all factor "organically" into the District’s waste reduction program. Yard waste is not garbage and should be diverted from the Transfer Station.

Leaf Disposal Alternatives

If you do not wish to transport your loose leaves to the Yard Waste Composting Site, other disposal options include:

  • Mulch leaves to use in gardens or flowerbeds
  • Compost leaves in your backyard composter
  • Grasscycling and mulching your leaves 
Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is organic yard waste?

    Yard waste includes many natural things that decompose or break down to become a nutrient rich soil called "humus" or compost.  Examples of organics include the grass on your lawn, tree leaves, plant roots, stems, blooms and leaves from your garden flowers, fruit or vegetable plantings.

  • Where is the yard waste compositing site?

    The District offers two composting sites, one is located by the ball fields in the Sparwood Heights, and the other is near the Fire Hall at the end of Englemann Spruce Drive.

  • What is grasscycling?

    Grasscycling is the natural recycling of grass by leaving clippings on the lawn when mowing. Grass clippings decompose quickly and release valuable nutrients back into the soil.  Many mowers also mulch leaves.  Use mulched leaves to your advantage and recycle those nutrients back into the soil.

  • What items are prohibited?

    NO household garbage or recyclables, branches or trees.