Bald Hill Compost Site

Closed for the 2020 Season 

The Bald Hill Compost Site will open for the 2021 season at 12 pm on Friday, April 2nd, weather permitting.

Hours of Operation:
Wednesdays and Fridays: Open 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: Open 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Permits Required - Residents of Andover Only

We are currently only selling permits through our mail-in program until further notice. 

Please send:
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope, and
  • A copy of the Vehicle Registration, and
  •  Payment: 
    • $24 for a one year permit
    • $72 for a three-year permit
  • A check made out to the “Town of Andover”
Mail the above to:
Town of Andover - Bald Hill Permits
5 Campanelli Drive
Andover, MA 01810


Permits are issued by the Public Works and Facilities Departments. 
The vehicle registration number will be printed on the sticker when issued.
The sticker must be affixed to the lower corner of the windshield on the driver's side.

Please note:

  • The Bald Hill Compost Facility is fenced off to prevent illegal dumping
  • Residents can take compost loaded by hand into their vehicles for their own private use
  • If the vehicle is sold, or the windshield is replaced, the sticker must be removed and returned before a new sticker can be issued
  • Violations, such as using stickers on other vehicles could result in loss of privileges
  • Illegal dumping is subject to fines up to $10,000
  • A Permit is required to drop off leaves and grass clippings as well as to pick up compost
  • The compost site accepts grass clippings, leaves, green garden waste and now accepts
    woody yard waste as outlined in the following guidelines:
    • Maximum diameter of six (6) inches
    • Maximum length of four (4) feet
    • Must not contain cables, cable anchors, nails or any other metal objects
    • You are responsible for removing the materials from your vehicle
  • No plastic bags allowed

Compost Site Information