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!
|Quarantine Road Landfill||6100 Quarantine Road||Monday – Saturday||9am-5pm|
|Western Sanitation Yard||701 Reedbird Avenue||Monday – Saturday||Labor Day to Memorial Day: 9am-5pm; Memorial Day to Labor Day: 9am-7pm|
|Eastern Sanitation Yard||6101 Bowley’s Lane||Monday – Saturday||Labor Day to Memorial Day: 9am-5pm; Memorial Day to Labor Day: 9am-7pm|
|Sisson Street Drop-Off Center||2840 Sisson Street||Monday – Saturday||Labor Day to Memorial Day: 9am-5pm; Memorial Day to Labor Day: 9am-7pm|
|Northwest Transfer Station||5030 Reisterstown Road||Monday – Saturday||7am-5pm|
|32nd Street Farmers’ Market||32nd and Barclay Street||Saturdays||7am-12pm|
|JFX Farmers’ Market||Holliday & Saratoga||Sundays (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