The City of Hastings is announcing extended hours one evening a week and Saturday morning at its compost drop off facility for city residents on West State Road.
Starting Wednesday, Aug. 16, the operating hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Typical compostables include leaves, small brush and small limbs, grass clippings and garden waste such as flowers, stems and foliage.
The action follows an earlier city council decision to limit drop-offs to regular business hours daily, when city employees would be comng and going, because of the amount of non-compostable items coming into the facility, some from non-residents.
The extra hours are to accommodate residents who can’t deliver their compostable materials during regular hours.