Composting

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Food Scraps Drop Off

This program begins October 4!

The City of Asheville, in partnership with Buncombe County and the Natural Resources Defense Council, is offering a FREE Food Scrap Drop-Off program in two locations for all Buncombe County residents.  This organic matter will be collected and turned into good clean compost, keeping it OUT of our landfill and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

 

Register for Food Scraps Drop Off

 

   

 

Need a handy kitchen countertop food scrap bin?  Let us know on the registration form! We’ll be having bin giveaways at city and county facilities and would love to give you one. 

 

Locations

Stephens-Lee Recreation Center “Food Scrap Shed” next to the Community Garden on the North side of the parking lot

30 Washington Carver Avenue, Asheville

    • Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Sunday, 12 – 4 p.m.

 

Buncombe County Landfill – Convenience Center

85 Panther Branch Road, Alexander

    • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, 8 a.m. – 12:30 pm

 

Questions?

Check out this FAQ document or contact Kiera Bulan.

 


Backyard Composting

For information on why and how to compost – check out the Asheville Greenworks composting resource page and video.

Residents can request a FREE kitchen scrap tote and backyard compost bin construction kit from Asheville Greenworks after participating in a live workshop or watching the how-to video!

backyard composting info graphic

Text only version here

 


Food Waste Reduction

There are lots of reasons and ways to reduce our food waste at home and in our community, check out this page for more info on the Food Waste Reduction Initiative.

 

 

Updated 9/29/2021