Help wanted: City reduces com-post site hours while additional workers are sought

The City of Hampton is looking for workers to man the compost site. Due to a lack of workers, the city has had to reduce hours the site is open. GREG FORBES/HAMPTON CHRONICLE

The City of Hampton is looking for the public’s help to keep the city’s compost site available throughout the day.

Doug Tarr, Public Works Director, said the city needs two additional workers to man the compost site. He said currently, the site has just one worker and needs three to be available during normal operating hours. The site is typically open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Saturdays and 2 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

However, due to the lack of workers, hours have been reduced to 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays and Saturdays.

Tarr said that the positions are open to anyone who is looking to pick up an additional 10 to 15 hours of work per week. Recently, the Hampton City Council moved to raise the wage for site workers to $10 an hour.

“It’s not a lot of hours but it helps Hampton in many ways,” he said. “It’s a service where people can discard their yard waste and keep the community cleaner.”

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