Composting and Leaf Management

Composting and Leaf Management

Eighty to ninety percent of a plant’s nutrients are found in its leaves. As leaves fall to the ground, they decompose and these nutrients return to the soil. Composting is an easy and inexpensive way to increase soil fertility.

Free Composting Classes

Composting is natural recycling. Put your yard trimmings and kitchen scraps to work by creating nutrient rich homemade compost in your own back yard. For one week out of each month the Environmental Services Department is focusing on backyard composting.

Whether you are just starting to compost or are an experienced home composter, you can learn more about composting with these great resources. For more information, please access The Woodlands Township Environmental Services blog.
Composting in Action2
Classes are sponsored by Montgomery County Master Gardener Association and Waste Management. 
  1. Compost Bins
  2. Compost Recipe
  3. Managing Leaves

Compost Bins for Sale

High quality collapsible C.E. Shepherd compost bins are available for $65 at The Woodlands Township’s Parks, Recreation and Environmental Facility. The bin dimensions are 3.5' X 3.5' X 4', about one cubic yard. If purchased from a retailer, these bins sell for $200-$250. Find tips for assembling your compost bin. Call 281-210-3800 for online payment options or visit the Parks Department facility located at 8203 Millennium Forest Drive.

Pick-Up Times

  • Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Parks, Recreation and Environmental Services Facility, 8203 Millennium Forest.  Call 281-210-3800.
  • Last Saturday in September at The Woodlands Landscaping Solutions event