Where to compost throughout the United States and Canada: a state-by-state guide to staying zero waste | Litterless


-Compost Now: If you're a resident but don't have room to compost in your yard, this service will collect your food scraps in a bin that they provide.
-French Broad Food Co-op: This local foods grocery store has a small compost bin. If you’re traveling to the area, ask if you you may be able to deposit a few food scraps in exchange for a purchase.


-Crown Town Compost: Residential food scrap and organics collection service.


-Municipal: Residents may drop off food scraps (and certain types of recyclables) at several municipal sites in Wake County. Learn more here.

Triangle area

-Compost Now: If you live in the Triangle area but can't have room to compost in your yard (or don't have a yard), these folks can collect your food scraps for a small subscription fee.
-Duke University: If you're just visiting the area and have a little compost to dispose of on your trip, take advantage of the awesome composting on the campus of Duke University in Durham - it's especially prevalent in the buildings of their Nicholas School.
-Food Fwd: These folks service the food and restaurant industry, offering food scrap collection for businesses and commercial entities.
-Tilthy Rich Compost: A bicycle-powered food scrap collection service in Durham.
UNC's Campus Community Garden: You can bring food scraps for drop off at this spot in Chapel Hill.


-New Hanover County Environmental Management: Residents of Wilmington and New Hanover county can bring unpackaged food waste to the county's composter, free of charge. You can also contact them about setting up food waste collection for your home or business. Learn more here.

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