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 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