Fort Wayne's Biosolids Handling Facility is located at 6202 Lake Avenue.  pdfSee map

                        Hours of Operation -- Facility is Closed on City Holidays

Summer Hours

April 2 - Nov 30

Winter Hours

Dec 1 - March 30

Monday - Saturday Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Saturday & Sunday
Noon - 6:00 PM Closed
     Loading time ends daily at 5:30 PM             Loading time ends daily at 1:30 PM       


Each day over 27 dry tons of material is left over after Fort Wayne's Water Pollution Control Plant treats and cleans wastewater.  This material is stabilized in large tanks before is is piped to the Biosolids Handling Facility. The facility has 105 acres of drying basins where the material is turned regularly and air-dried for more than two years before it is mixed with composted leaves from the City's annual leaf collection program.  This biosolids material is then sold to farmers and made available at little or no cost to residents.  Biosolids are regularly tested for safety and to determine the amount of nutrients in the material.  pdfBiosolids Nutrient Information - Spring 2018

The Biosolids Handling Facility  processes and sells residual lime after it has been used to soften Fort Wayne's drinking water at the Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant.  It is also a drop-off site where residents may dispose of yard waste for a small fee.   Read more about all fo the activities that take place at the pdfBiosolids Handling Facility and why it as been recognized with an award from the Indiana Water Environment Association.

As part of the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 21, 2018, Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana residents can drop-off yard waste at no charge at the Biosolids Handling Facility.  Hours for the free drop-off on April 21, 2018 will be 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Materials that may be dropped off include:

  • leaves
  • garden waste
  • twigs and trimmings from trees and shrubs
  • vines
  • grass and grass clippings (no sod)
  • brush
  • weeds