WHERE TO COMPOST: VIRGINIA

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

Alexandria

-Compost Crew: Offers weekly curbside compost pick-ups; they also service apartment buildings and events.
-MOM's Organic Market: This natural grocery store has a compost drop-off bin open to the public for household compost only (no commercial or high-volume compost).

Arlington

-Compost Crew: Offers weekly curbside compost pick-ups; they also service apartment buildings and events.
-MOM's Organic Market: This natural grocery store has a compost drop-off bin open to the public for household compost only (no commercial or high-volume compost).

Ashburn

-Key Compost: Commercial food scrap and organics collection service for businesses, restaurants, and institutions.

Berryville

-Key Compost: Commercial food scrap and organics collection service for businesses, restaurants, and institutions.

Charlottesville

-Black Bear Composting: Residents can subscribe to a weekly food and yard waste pickup service - they'll even provide you with finished compost to use in your garden, if you'd like!
-Farmers' market: In the summer, you can drop off your food scraps at the farmers' market for a less expensive option.
-McIntire Recycling Center: This spot accepts drop-offs of household food waste; you can learn more here.

Fairfax

-Compost Crew: Offers weekly curbside compost pick-ups; they also service apartment buildings and events.

Crozet

-Black Bear Composting: Residents can sign up for their weekly food and yard waste pick-up service, with the option of getting some finished compost back.

Harrisonburg

-Black Bear Composting: You can subscribe to a weekly food and yard waste pickup service for your home, apartment, or small business. They will also provide subscribers with finished compost, should they choose.
-Soil Cycles: Bicycle-powered food scrap pick-up service in the Harrisonburg area.

Herndon

-MOM's Organic Market: This natural grocery store has a compost drop-off bin open to the public for household compost only (no commercial or high-volume compost).

Leesburg

-Key Compost: Commercial food scrap and organics collection service for businesses, restaurants, and institutions.

Merrifield

-MOM's Organic Market: This natural grocery store has a compost drop-off bin open to the public for household compost only (no commercial or high-volume compost).

Purcellville

-Key Compost: Commercial food scrap and organics collection service for businesses, restaurants, and institutions.

Reston

-Reston Farmers' Market: You can visit this spot to drop off your compost at their food scrap collection booth.

Richmond

-Birdhouse Farmers' Market: Sustainable Richmond offers free compost drop-off bins here! Per a reader submission, you can drop off your scraps at any time, not just during market hours.
-Compost RVA: Commercial composting for Richmond-area businesses and restaurants.
-Natural Organic Process Enterprises: Commercial organics recycling for businesses and institutions.

Staunton

-Black Bear Composting: This company offers a weekly food and yard waste pick-up service for residents.

Sterling

-Key Compost: Commercial food scrap and organics collection service for businesses, restaurants, and institutions.

Waynesboro

-Black Bear Composting: This company offers a weekly residential food and yard waste pick-up service; they'll even provide you with finished compost to use in your garden.

Winchester

-Key Compost: Commercial food scrap and organics collection service for businesses, restaurants, and institutions.

Woodbridge

-MOM's Organic Market: This natural grocery store has a compost drop-off bin open to the public for household compost only (no commercial or high-volume compost).

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