Bald Hill Compost Site

2024 Season

The Bald Hill Compost Site will open for the 2024 season on Wednesday, April 3rd, 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

Permit Fee 

One-year permit option: $25.00 per vehicle ($24 by mail)
Three-year permit option: $75.00 per vehicle ($72 by mail)

Permits can be obtained at the Municipal Services Facility located at 5 Campanelli Drive, from 8 am to 3:30 pm, cash or check only; no credit or debit cards accepted. 

For your convenience, permits are also available by mail at a savings of $1/year.
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” - please write your phone number on the check

    **If your vehicle’s registration lists something other than your home address, please also send proof of residency (e.g. copy of a utility bill)
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.
Stickers are valid for the season, April through November (for one-year) or for three seasons (for three-year) regardless of what month the permit was purchased. Permits expire on the last day of the season, within the year printed on the permit. 

 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