Press release from the City of Wellington

The City of Wellington would like to announce we will be opening the Compost Site early this year. Due to the warm temperatures in January we have received several requests to use the facility. Beginning Saturday, February 2nd, the site will be open Saturdays 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Thursdays 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, through the month of February, weather permitting. Please note, the normal summer hours that include Monday and Wednesday will not begin until March 2nd.

Because the weather in Kansas can change within a matter of days, the facility may not be open every Thursday and Saturday. We will refer to the National Weather Service for the forecasted high temperature for a given day. If the forecasted high temperature is to be 45 degrees or higher, the facility will be open. If a high temperature of less than 45 degrees is forecasted, we will not open the Compost Site on that day. The City will notify the public as soon as possible after a decision to close is made. This will be posted on the City of Wellington website ( and our Facebook page and we will contact the local media outlets.