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


-The Compost Coalition: Helps connect residents and businesses with farms who accept compost, so take a look there if you have a home compost pile that's making way more soil than you'll be able to use.
-Compost Pedallers: Uses bike power to collect a compost bin they provide to you each week - perfect if you want to compost at home but don't have they backyard space or the time to maintain your own bin.
-Green Thumb: You can subscribe to this service for residential, apartment, or commercial compost pickup - learn more about their services here, if you'd like.
-To learn more about Austin's goal of being a zero waste city and its residential composting pilot program, click here.


-Turn Compost: A residential and commercial pick-up service, with additional drop-off locations that are more affordable than their pick-up options. They also offer one-time pick-ups of pumpkins, fall leaves, and other organics.
-Recycle Revolution: If you can't keep a compost pile at home, try out their curbside collection program, with weekly pickup of food scraps.
-University of Texas-Dallas: They have a composting program that processes food scraps from bins around campus. If you're just visiting Dallas, this might be a good place to take a moderate amount of food scraps for composting.

Fort Worth

-Cowboy Compost: Compost collection for homes, offices, parties, businesses, and more.


-Seeding Galveston: Per a reader submission, food scraps can be dropped off at this farm.


-Camp Logan Compost Logistics: Free and volunteer-run residential, commercial, and event compost collection.
-W Clay and Dunlavy: Per a reader submission, at the neighborhood garden at this corner, you can drop off fruit and vegetable scraps. (No citrus scraps, oils, or large pits, like from avocados or mangoes). Writes the owner of the garden: “Please put household kitchen scraps in the large landscaper barrel on the east side, and do not bury them in the compost piles. (The owner will do that).”

San Antonio

-Compost Queens: Services the San Antonio area with residential and commercial food waste collection and composting.


-Mission Waco Urban Reap: Per a reader submission, you can drop off food scraps here for composting. I wasn’t able to find more information on their website, so I recommend calling or emailing them first to confirm!

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