Composting at RCG

24/7 Community Compost Drop-off

RCG’s compost piles are open to anyone in the public to dump their food waste. Please dump fresh scraps in the right-most bin. The other bins are for compost in further stages of processing.

Currently, RCG accepts most kinds of green waste including meat, dairy, bamboo/wooden utensils, and small amounts of biodegradable plastic (corn plastic). If you do plan on adding corn plastic, please let us know by sending an email with the subject line "Composting" as we need to control the balance of materials going into the compost. The most common waste we get that we cannot accept are bones and coconut shells. 

Please NO compostable bags. 

Composting FAQs

Q: Is compost drop-off currently available? 

A: Yes! We are open to the public and anyone can drop off compost in the right-most compost bin at any time. No sign up or payment necessary. If there is a shovel nearby, be sure to bury the compost so the rats don’t get to it. 

Q: When can I drop off compost? 

A: Any time! We are always open to the public. There are no specific hours to drop off compost but if you have any questions, you can come during our volunteer hours on Sundays 10 AM - 2 PM. 

Q: Where do I drop off my compost? 

A: Roger’s Community Garden is located at 1000 Scholars Drive South, behind the Che Cafe. As you walk up to the garden, you will see 5 wooden compost bins located on the outside of the fenced area. You can drop off your compost in the right-most bin. 

Q: What can I drop off? 

A: We accept all green waste including meat, bones, dairy, and wooden utensils as well as brown material like paper towels and napkins. Make sure that whatever you drop off does not contain twist ties, rubber bands, and other non-compostable material. We also do not accept bioplastics, PLA, or other kinds of biodegradable bags. There is a trash can next to the compost bin where you can place your non-compostable materials. 

Q: Do you provide on-campus compost pickup service? 

A: Unfortunately, we do not. But you are welcome to drop it off anytime.