Join Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department as we celebrate International Compost Awareness Week! For 2018, the US Composting Council is focused on building a better future. The events are sponsored locally by ACC Recycling Division, Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, UGA Cooperative Extension and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
ALL WEEK: Get Caught Composting! Post your best photos getting caught in the act of composting or using compost! #caughtcompostinginGeorgia #compostinginGeorgia #cooltheclimate #icaw #getcaughtcomposting #Icompost #compostingrocks
ALL WEEK: Half-Price Compost Sale: Athens-Clarke County Landfill 5700 Lexington Road $10/cubic yard – Five yards per customer max
ALL WEEK: New Residential Drop-Off Program! Residents can bring buckets of food scraps and other compostable material to the locations indicated to the right, during operating hours.
Large-scale Compost Tour: Athens-Clarke County Landfill 5700 Lexington Road 10:00-11:00am New Aerated Static Pile Compost | Classic City Compost is now manufactured using aerated static piles. See this new technique in action. Closed-toe shoes are required; boots are recommended. Register at www.accgov.com/5900/Tours or Register Here
Compost Learning Session: Maepole 1021 N Chase Street 3:00-4:00pm Educational session at Maepole restaurant. Learn the basics of composting from Master Composters, and see how a restaurant can operate at near-zero waste using compostable products. Register Here
Wednesday, May 8
Tour of UGA Composting Operation: Whitehall Engineering Education and Research Campus 1151 E Whitehall Rd 1:30-2:30pm See how food scraps from UGA’s many dining halls feed all that great-looking landscaping across campus. Closed-toe shoes are required; boots are recommended. Register Here
Composting Basics Class: ACC Library 2025 Baxter Street 6:00-7:30pm GA Cooperative Extension and ACC Solid Waste present a 90-minute class led by Master Composter and Solid Waste Department Director Suki Janssen. Register at accgov.com/gardening or Register Here