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Welcome to Blue Hen Organics

Blue Hen Organics is NOW OPEN for material drop off, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday to Saturday. Aged Hardwood Mulch and Premium Blended Topsoil, and Bay Organics Green is now available for sale. 

The Blue Hen Organics Recycling Center is the first landscaping residual composting facility in Sussex County, Delaware.  The facility is permitted by DNREC to process clean, non-toxic, non-hazardous biodegradable materials such as yard waste ( grass clippings, leaves, brush),  land clearing debris, construction wood,  and poultry manure.  These materials are professionally recycled into compost, topsoil, and specialty compost-based soil blends. 

The facility is open to the general public, landscaping contractors, and commercial haulers for organic residual drop off of yard waste for $20 per ton and source separated construction wood for $40/ton.   When dropping off organics, you can also purchase compost, mulch, and soils at our on-site retail store.  Our one-stop shop is quick, convenient, and cost effective, saving you time and money.  Come visit our friendly customer service team, and we'll have you out the door in minutes.  Operating hours are Monday to Friday, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Call us at (302) 732-3211 for more information about how we can recycle your organic materials into environmentally beneficial compost. 

News & Updates

Dec 12 ,2013
Effective January 1, 2014, Blue Hen Organics will no longer accept yard waste in plastic bags.  This change is based on permit and operational changes at our facility that require us to only...
Feb 23 ,2013
 Way to go Salisbury University! We composted over 300 tons of food waste from their campus last year and helped increase their recycling rate from 27% in 2011 to over 50% in 2012.   Here...