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Composting


Composting is a huge piece to moving a community toward zero waste. At least one-third of the municipal solid waste stream is organic materials – specifically, food waste and yard waste. Every year, approximately 142,000 tons of Baltimore City food and yard waste is incinerated at WIN Waste (BRESCO).

While there are some small-but-mighty community composting efforts, there is a major need for a larger facility. The closest one is in Prince George’s County – 40 miles away.

Right now, the city is running a pilot program for food scraps drop-off. Check out the locations below!

LocationAddressDaysHours
Quarantine Road Landfill6100 Quarantine RoadMonday – Saturday9am-5pm
Western Sanitation Yard701 Reedbird AvenueMonday – SaturdayLabor Day to Memorial Day: 9am-5pm; Memorial Day to Labor Day: 9am-7pm
Eastern Sanitation Yard6101 Bowley’s LaneMonday – Saturday Labor Day to Memorial Day: 9am-5pm; Memorial Day to Labor Day: 9am-7pm
Sisson Street Drop-Off Center2840 Sisson StreetMonday – Saturday Labor Day to Memorial Day: 9am-5pm; Memorial Day to Labor Day: 9am-7pm
Northwest Transfer Station5030 Reisterstown RoadMonday – Saturday7am-5pm
32nd Street Farmers’ Market32nd and Barclay StreetSaturdays7am-12pm
JFX Farmers’ MarketHolliday & SaratogaSundays (April – December)7am-12pm

How to Compost Guides

Infographic on digging a backyard compost pile here

 

What to Compost Guides

Printable guide to what to put in your compost bin / pile here

Stylized / artistic guide to what to put in your compost bin / pile here

Waste Management guide to what to put into their compost bin here