Compost Drop-off

Orange County Solid Waste Management

Orange County Solid Waste Management offers residents three locations to drop-off food scraps and non-recyclable paper: 

1. Carrboro's Farmer's Market 

2. Orange County Eubanks Road Waste and Recycling Center (Chapel Hill)

3. Orange County Walnut Grove Church Waste and Recycling Center (Hillsborough)

Compost Drop-off Locations & Hours

Day of Week Carrboro Farmer's Market Eubanks Road Waste & Recycling Center Walnut Grove       Church Waste & Recycling Center
Sunday Closed 1 pm - 6 pm 1 pm - 6 pm
Monday Closed 7 am - 6 pm 7 am - 6 pm
Tuesday Closed 7 am - 6 pm 7 am - 6 pm
Wednesday Closed Closed Closed
Thursday Closed 7 am - 6 pm 7 am - 6 pm
Friday Closed 7 am - 6 pm 7 am - 6 pm
Saturday 7 am - 12 pm 7 am - 5 pm 7 am - 5 pm

Acceptable Materials

  • All food scraps including meat, bones, shellfish, and dairy products.
  • All non-recyclable paper products including paper plates, paper cups, napkins, coffee filters, and tea bags.
  • Waxed carboard/paper
  • Certified "compostable" serving ware and bags

Unacceptable Materials

  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Aluminum foil
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic bags
  • Rubber bands or twist ties
  • Produce baskets/netting
  • Produce stickers

View Orange County Commercial Organic Waste Collection Flyer (PDF)