Composting for Residents

Composting for Residents

We cannot accept items at our community garden. However, a free composting container in front of Bertha’s Bar (734 S Broadway Street) is available during the Fell’s Point Farmers’ Market hours (Saturdays from May through November from 7:30am to Noon). Bertha’s currently recycles all of their compostable items with Waste Neutral and is making it possible for residents to also use this commercial service. Store your leftovers in a plastic bag in your refrigerator or freezer and bring them on Saturday. Acceptable compostable items are: (1) All Food – Fruits, vegetables, eggshells, bakery items, rice, beans, cheese, meat, poultry, seafood, shellfish and bones; (2) Paper –  soiled paper from food, tea bags, coffee grounds and filters, paper napkins, paper towels, uncoated paper plates and pizza boxes; (3) Plants – Floral trimmings, leaves, tree trimmings, weeds and grass. (4) NO – Grease, liquids, cooking oil, plastic or Styrofoam, glass or metal.

Another option is CompostCab – for just $8.00/week, you get a container with instructions and they pick up your food scraps each week. And if you subscribe for at least three months, they will give you compost soil for your own garden. Acceptable compostable items are: (1) Food – fruits, vegetables, anything made from flour, grains, rice, oats, barley or wheat (such as bread, cookies, crackers, pasta, etc.), coffee grounds, crushed egg shells, soiled paper napkins and towels; (2) NO – meat, poultry or fish (bones, fat, gristle, skin, etc.), dairy products, grease, oil or sauce. For more information or to sign up, go to www.compostcab.com.

Also, more information on composting can be found at -

https://extension.umd.edu/mg/locations/composting

https://www.austinrealestate.com/homeowners-guide-to-composting.php

Composting is great for the environment – the time to start is now!