- Recycling & Waste Reduction
- Composting and Food Scraps
- Food Scrap Drop-Off
Food Scrap Drop-Off
Would you like to compost but don't have the space or time? Take advantage of several food scrap drop-off/composting services throughout Hamilton County. Use the map below to find a location near you.
Back2TheDirt aims to reduce food waste that ends up in the landfill and create high quality worm castings that benefit plant and soil health.
Learn more at their website: https://www.back2thedirt.com/compost.html.
- Compost Now
Our processing partners help us close the loop by turning your food scraps into nutrient rich compost. Visit their website at https://www.compostnow.org/services/for-your-home.
- Findlay Market Residential Composting
Findlay Market has expanded its composting program to allow for community members to participate. Residents and market shoppers are able to rent a bucket from Findlay Market and drop off their food waste as part of the market’s Greening the Market Sustainability Program.
GoZERO places food waste containers with you and makes sure the compostables you place in them are composted. Visit their website at https://gozero.org/stations.
- Queen City Commons
Cincinnati’s food waste is a shared problem that calls for a shared solution. Queen City Commons provides food scrap collection service to businesses and residents, and partners with local farms and gardens to turn that food scrap into compost. Visit their website at https://www.queencitycommons.com/compost-service/compost-drop-off/.
What is Composting?
Composting is a natural process that recycles organic materials, such as food scraps and yard trimmings, into a nutrient-rich soil amendment. Composting not only keeps organic material out of the landfill, but also replenishes soil health, reduces fertilizer use, and supports water retention.
Why is it Important?
Composting food and organic waste can divert over 30% of your household waste stream from landfills, which is the third largest source of methane emissions.
How Can I Compost?
In Hamilton County there are many ways to compost that range from backyard composting to collection and drop-off services for homes and businesses.