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Where Can You Drop Off Compost?


We are currently in the process of renovating our compost systems. Oakhurst and Sugar Creek bins are now open, while Edgewood remains closed. Please be patient with us while we make our system even better! Email with any questions.

Oakhurst Garden @ 435 Oakview Road, Decatur: Curbside drop-off is no longer offered. Participants must now take their scraps directly to the bins, which are located along the west perimeter fence. Walk down our driveway all the way to our chicken coop, turn left and walk straight until you hit the bins. Place scraps only in the leftmost bin.

Edgewood Garden @ 1503 Hardee St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. There are compost bins behind the building where you may dump your compost.

Sugar Creek in the Oakhurst neighborhood in Decatur. Sugar Creek Garden is located in the floodplain behind Oakhurst Presbyterian Church at East Lake Drive and Second Avenue (across the street from the dog park); it is at the back of the Oakhurst Presbyterian Church parking lot. You may drop off your compost in the bins there that are located near the front of the garden.

Drop off times
Anytime during daylight hours, any day of the week.

What can be composted

Uncooked kitchen scraps are fine like fruit peels and egg shells. Also, paper towels that have been used to wipe up water, OJ, or other non-oily spills. Paper towel holders, toilet paper rolls, coffee grounds, tea both loose and in bags, coffee filters.

What cannot be composted
No cooked food, cheese, bread, meat, oil.

Other things to keep in mind
Most people bring their compost in a reusable container that they dump from into the compost trash can or directly into the compost bin. If you bring your compost in a plastic bag,please don't put the plastic bag in the compost bins.

Composting Service
Also, just to let you know, there is a service called CompostNow that will pick up your compost from your house. Learn more at CompostNow.