City Yards Facility and Compost

City Yard MapNorthville’s City Yards facility is an operations center for the Department of Public Works. It includes a storage facility for equipment, a maintenance facility equipped to service all equipment owned and operated by the City, a salt storage shed and a leaf composting area. This facility is located at 650 Doheny Drive, Northville, MI 48167.

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Each fall the City collects leaves from the City streets.  Utilizing basic “low technology” methods these leaves are routinely turned providing a composting process, which reduces the volume of the leaves by 90% and turning this once unwanted material into a rich, organic matter called “Compost”.  It can be utilized to improve soils in landscape and flower beds, gardens, and flower pots.  The Department of Public Works uses compost for its landscaping needs in City parks, cemeteries, and other public properties.

Compost is offered free to residents and non-residents of Northville and is available at the City Yards located at 650 Doheny.  Compost is available Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. You must supply your own containers and load your own compost.