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, access the Environmental Services blog at
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 $50 at The Woodlands Township’s Parks, Recreation and Environmental Facility.  If purchased from a retailer, these bins sell for $150-$200.  Call 281-210-3800 for online payment options.

Pick-Up Times

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