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Compost Facilities

Compost facilities must register with the Ohio EPA by calling (614) 644-2621. There is no license or permit fee required for Class III and IV composting facilities. For Class I and II facilities, a solid waste license is required in addition to the registration. Contact Ohio EPA for more information.

Hamilton County Public Health sanitarians also inspect these facilities to ensure proper waste acceptance, water management and material tracking.

 

Compost Classifications

Class I solid waste composting facility – A facility where the owner or operator may accept yard waste, agricultural waste, animal waste, food scraps, mixed solid waste, bulking agents, additives, and authorized alternative materials. Required to obtain a permit-to-install application through the Ohio EPA. Additionally these facilities are required to maintain financial assurance.

Class II solid waste composting facility – A facility where the owner or operator may accept yard waste, agricultural waste, animal waste, food scraps, bulking agents, additives, and authorized alternative materials. Additionally these facilities are required to maintain financial assurance.

Class III solid waste composting facility – A facility where the owner or operator may accept yard waste, agricultural waste, animal waste, bulking agents, and additives.

Class IV solid waste composting facility – A facility where the owner or operator may accept only yard waste, bulking agents, and additives limited to urea and bacterial or fungal inoculum.

Activities Exempt from Registering as a Compost Facility

Active Waste Management Facilities in Hamilton County

 

 

Registered Class IV Facilities

Amberley Village
City of Reading
City of Wyoming
Columbia Township
Evans Landscaping **
Granny’s Garden
H. Hafner & Sons **
NPK**
Sycamore Township
Village of Fairfax
Village of Glendale
Village of Greenhills

** = Accepts yard waste from the public

 

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