In the U.S., landfills are the third-largest source of human-related emissions of the greenhouse gas methane. The largest component of waste in landfills is food scraps, accounting for about 22%. When you compost waste at home, it decomposes aerobically (with air), releasing significantly less methane. Composting is easy, whether you live in a house or an apartment! Click the links below for resources.

 

COMPOST PICKUP

If pickup from a private composting company is the best option for your home or business, you can submit an inquiry for a company to come to your area. If the company CompostNow receives 500 inquiries, they will consider servicing an area. Click here to learn more about the services they provide, and click “Check Availability in Your Area” to submit an inquiry.

BACKYARD COMPOSTING

Click here for all the information you need to start your first compost pile.

INDOOR COMPOSTING

Click here for information on how to start a small, indoor worm bin. Looking for low-cost or free sources of red wriggler worms to start your indoor worm bin? Contact Sustainable Sandhills for more info by emailing anna@sustainablesandhills.org.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY COMPOSTING SERVICES

Cumberland County has a facility where residents can drop off yard waste for composting and purchase composted mulch. For more information, please visit the county website here.

    MOORE COUNTY COMPOSTING SERVICES

    According to their website, Moore County Solid Waste encourages residents to compost at home or reach out to their town or village to inquire about rules for curbside pickup. Moore County accepts yard waste at the Moore County Landfill at 456 Turning Leaf Way and is subject to fees determine by the fee schedule.