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Composting Resources

If you’re looking for more information on composting or urban agriculture, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered some knowledge on the art and science of composting, like how to compost effectively on your own, from a variety of sources. These trusted sources will help get everyone composting with the method that best suites their needs.

Community Composting

Washington, DC Community Compost Cooperative Network – Washington, DC Department of Parks and Recreation

Growing Local Fertility: A Guide to Community Composting – Institute for Local Self-Reliance


Guide to backyard composting – University of Maryland Extension

Composting 101 – Planet Natural

Guide to Composting in Baltimore City – Baltimore Office of Sustainability


Backyard Composting: Your complete guide to recycling yard clippings” by Harmonious Technologies

Let it rot! The Gardener’s Guide to Composting” by Stu Campbell

Rodale Guide to Composting” by Jerry Minnich and Marjorie Hunt

Worms Eat My Garbage” by Mary Appelhof


Composting Resources for Local Governments – Maryland Department of the Environment

Latest News

Put the Earth Back in Earth Day: Agricity to Launch DC’s Food Scrap Drop-Off Program.
POSTED ON: April 21, 2017
We’re proud to share that Agricity has been selected by the District of Columbia’s Department of Public Works to launch and manage the District’s first-ever citywide compost collection program. Compost Cab, our pioneering community composting service, will operate free residential food scrap drop-off points on Saturday mornings at farmers markets...
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Follow That Pumpkin…
POSTED ON: December 13, 2016
Thanks to you, we recovered nearly half a ton! So that happened. Pumpkins for the People 2016 was a resounding success thanks to our awesome members! Together we rescued more than 800 pounds of pumpkins this post-Halloween season. Thanks to our members, and our friends at Freshfarm, Martha’s Table, Maryland Food Bank, Miriam’s...
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Pumpkins for the People 2016!
POSTED ON: November 1, 2016
BOO! Belated Happy Halloween! Did we scare you? No? Well, fine. But you know what scares us? Wasted food, of course. So now that the trick-or-treating is done, what happens to all those pumpkins? For the fourth year in a row, Compost Cab is proud to partner with organizations across...
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