Mulch & Compost Availability

Now Offering:

24/7 Product Availability and Pre-Arranged After-Hours Loading

  • City of South Bend Organic Resources Facility now offers 24 hour access for free self-loading compost and mulch. Please come and bring your containers, your truck/trailer and your shovels. Take as much as you like. This facility is monitored by a security system.
  • We are also offering an opportunity to make scheduled arrangements for after-hours loading of 10+ yards of material.

Please contact 311 or 574-233-0311 for further details: 

Product Availability

  • Compost is available
  • Mulch is available

Please call ahead to 311 or 574-233-0311 to verify availability information.

You do not need to be a City resident to purchase or self-load compost or mulch.


Organic Resources accepts credit/debit cards, cash, or checks.

Loading Fees

We will no longer be loading vehicles without a tailgate.

  • Compost and Mulch are free for those who load it themselves. You must bring necessary tools for self-loading!
  • Compost or Mulch: $4.00 per yard up to 2 yards*
  • Compost or Mulch: $8.00 per yard for 3 yards and up*

Dumping Fees

  • $3.65 per YARD*

We accept the following items:

  • branches and brush
  • grass and garden clippings
  • leaves, logs, and wood chips
  • tree stumps with NO dirt

Items NOT Accepted:

  • plastic bags
  • dirt, sand, and rocks
  • sod
  • trash
  • wood

Operating Hours

  • Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST. Closed on City-observed holidays.
    • Last Loading/Dumping at 3:45 p.m.
  • Non-Loading Hours:
    • 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Office Closed (NO loading or dumping)

Directions to Organic Resources

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4340 Trade Drive
South Bend, Indiana 46628

  • Coming from South Bend: Take Bendix North to Nimtz Parkway.  Follow Nimtz Parkway around the bend (0.7 of a mile) and turn left onto Trade Drive.
  • Coming from the US 31 By-Pass: Take the Nimtz Parkway exit.  Follow Nimtz Parkway until you get to Trade Drive and turn right.

*A cubic yard is approximately the size of a kitchen stove.