International Compost Awareness Week- May 2-8, 2021


Celebrated annually, International Compost Awareness Week is designed to promote the benefits of composting and compost itself for effective resource management, soil health and plant growth.

Traditionally, ICAW is promoted by holding group activities and events. However, following last year’s model, the plan for ICAW 2021 is to utilize social media, Zoom, online videos, email and other creative platforms for people to spread the word about composting.

The events are sponsored locally by ACC Recycling Division, Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, UGA Cooperative Extension and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. For any questions please contact:


On Social Media

From story times to videos and more, be sure to follow us on social media for more composting fun!

Facebook: @accsolidwaste          Instagram: @accsolidwaste          Twitter: @accsolidwaste

Lunch & Listen- Compost Storytime

ACC Solid Waste staff and local community partners share their love of composting through children’s story books. From composters to Commissioners, don’t miss a good story! Then when you’re done eating, hopefully you’ll be inspired to compost! Every day at 12:00 PM 

Get Caught Composting!

Post your best photos getting caught in the act of composting or using compost! Be sure to tag your photo with @accsolidwaste and #caughtcompostinginGA, #composting, #icaw, #getcaughtcomposting. Also, check out our social media pages to see who else is composting in Athens.

No-Charge Residential Food Scrap Drop-Off Program

Residents can bring buckets of food scraps and other compostable material for no charge to be composted. For what can composted visit or email Bring to the locations listed below:

1005 College Ave.
Athens, GA 30605
Rollcarts are located outside the gate
Available 24/7

Solid Waste Administrative Office
725 Hancock Industrial Way
Athens, Ga 30605
Rollcart located outside to the right of the entrance
Available 24/7

Athens-Clarke County Landfill
5700 Lexington Road
Winterville, GA 30683
Mon-Fri 7:30am-4:30pm
Sat 7:30am-3pm

*NEW* Location- Athens-Clarke County Extension Office
275 Cleveland Rd
Bogart, GA 30622
Rollcart located at the storage building

Available 24/7

*NEW* Location- Athens Farmers Market
Bishop Park, 705 Sunset Drive
Rollcart at Master Composter Tent 
Saturdays: 8am to noon (March 24th–Dec 15th)

KACCB Compost Book Donation

The Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful Board of Directors is proud to support the donation of a compost themed book for all  Athens-Clarke County Green School Libraries, Master Composters, and the ACC and Pinewoods Libraries. 

Compost Bins for Sale

Ready to start composting at home? Earth Machine Compost bins are available from Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful for $52 (tax included).  You may purchase online using a credit card at KACCB will contact you to arrange for contact-free pick up when we receive your order. Master Gardeners will also be selling compost bins at: Athens Farmers Market, West Broad, and Winterville Marigold Farmers Market.

Sunday, May 2

Visit the informational table at the UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Wednesday, May 5

UGA Extension Virtual Green Thumb Lecture with Suki Janssen - Composting 101: 6-7:30 PM

Please join us for an informative presentation on basic concepts and importance of efficient composting, materials for composting, and recommended structures and methods. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Register here:

Visit our informational table at the UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Thursday, May 6

Pre-K Program Sweet Pea Club at 

UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia  Children’s Garden

Live Stream facility tour of ACC composting operations 

Join Mason Towe, Education Specialist with ACC Solid Waste at 2:30 PM for a tour of the ACC Commercial Composting Facility.

Friday, May 7

Visit the informational table at the UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Saturday, May 8

Athens Farmers Market
Bishop Park, 705 Sunset Drive, Athens, GA, 30606
8 AM-Noon

West Broad Market
300 S. Rocksprings St, Athens, GA 30606
Shop online:

Winterville Marigold Farmers Market
115 North Church Street Winterville, Georgia 30683
Shop online:

Visit the informational table at the UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia