Orange County Solid Waste Management

Visit the Orange County Solid Waste Management website to learn more about the residential composting programs in Orange County, NC, with the following helpful guide to get started:

Compostables Poster
This poster displays types of materials compostable at a commercial composting facility. These compostables are acceptable at the Orange County waste drop off locations. Click image for full view.
Compost Bins for Sale
You can get a kitchen top compost bin at $5 to start diverting food waste; an Earth Machine outdoor composter at $50 to make your own compost at home.
Sales are by appointment only, limited on Wednesdays. To schedule an appointment, please call (919) 968-2788 or email: Exact change is required, payable with cash, check or money order. Face mask and safety rules required.
Compost Demo Sites
To learn more about outdoor composting, check back on OCSWM for live demo and classes at two outdoor composting demo sites located in Orange County (currently unavailable due to COVID).