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Where Can You Drop Off Food Scraps?

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. The bins can be found at the back of the garden behind the chicken coop.

Sugar Creek @ 415 East Lake Drive, 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 scraps in the bins located on the far side of the tool shed.

Compost Sharing

Who can use our finished compost?

Wylde Center Plot Holders have priority access to our finished compost supplies. No special request is necessary.

The General Public may use our compost in limited quantities by special request only. If you are interested in taking some of our free, community-made compost for home use, please fill out the following google form and we will contact you for approval as soon as possible: Wylde Center Compost Request UPDATE 2/7/21: Composts requests from the general public are temporarily closed due to high demand. Please check back in a couple of weeks.

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-tocix spills. Paper towel holders, toilet paper rolls, coffee grounds, tea both loose and in bags, coffee filters. NO compostable bags, please.

What cannot be composted
No cooked food, cheese, bread, meat, or oil. No plastics of any kind, including produce stickers. No "compostable" bags. These are meant for processing in municipal facilities and DO NOT break down in our systems. We thank you for your compliance!

Other things to keep in mind
Most people bring their compost in a reusable container that they dump 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. Please always cover your scraps with a generous handful of leaves, provided at all of our composting systems.

Paid Composting Services
If you can't compost at home but prefer a more convenient experience, there is a service called CompostNow that will pick up your scraps from home. Learn more at CompostNow.