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:
- Compost: Effective Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 - Limited quantities of compost available for self-loading only. Please note, once the compost is gone, it will be unavailable until Spring.
- 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.
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*
- $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
- 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
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.