There are a number of wonderful organizations and websites that we visit often for information, services, and pure enjoyment.  And we know there are many more great websites out there, so if you come across something you think merits being on this list send us an email and let us know.


Powerful Resources

US Composting Council –  The US Composting Council’s mission is to advance compost manufacturing, compost utilization, and organics recycling to benefit our members, society, and the environment.  Yes, this is the mothership.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), Compost Climate Connections Webinar Series: Compost Sequesters Carbon & Delivers Other Ecosystem Benefits,


Compost Makers and Pick-up Services

Here in NC
Atlas Organics -Durham
Brooks Contractor – Triangle Area
Crown Town Compost – Picks up compostables from homes, apartments and offices in the Charlotte area and holds collection days for people to drop off their materials.
Compost Now – Picks up compostable materials from homes and offices in the Triangle area, Asheville are, and beyond.
Earth Farms – Is an industrial composter in Greensboro
McGill Environmental – This industrial composter picks up large scale waste for composting from municipalities and high volume waste producers around NC and beyond.
New Hanover County Solid Waste – a full-scale program that diverts food waste from the university, local restaurants, Live Oak Bank, Tidal Creek Co-op, and local residents.
Orange County Solid Waste Management – Has three drop off sites in and around Carrboro.
Wake County Solid Waste – Wake County NC. Wake County now has food waste collection bins at six of their Convenience Centers.  Find the one near you.
Wilmington Compost Company – Picks up compostable waste from homes and offices in the Wilmington area.


Recycling and Composting

Carolina Recycling Association –
Ecoverse –


Compost Education and Consulting

The Complete Compost Gardening Guide
One-Page guide to Backyard Composting from NC Cooperative Extension
Compost 101 video by City of Durham Solid Waste – click HERE
Be New Organic World –
EcoSafe Zero Waste –
Smith & Gardner Consulting –

Guide to composting with worms from NC Extension Service –
Local source for vermicomposting “red wigglers”, Durham –
NCSU Vermicomposting –

Game Changers

Every Tray Counts –
Interfaith Power and Light – is the website of an environmental action.  They have a list of compost pick up and drop off organizations state-by-state, all over the country.
Sharewaste – a network of individuals that will take your compostables in their backyard pile.
Toward Zero Waste Raleigh –


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