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 is here

What to Compost Guides

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

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

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

“Who (or where) to compost with”?

Check out these links to local composting services! They’ll help you decide how to meet your composting needs individually or for your community.

Click on each image for more information on their composting service

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Steph Compton

Baltimore Organizer

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