Regional Opportunities

Discounted Compost Bin Program

Every year, Wake County offers a Discounted Compost Bin Program during the month of May, in celebration of International Compost Awareness Week. Backyard compost bins can divert an average of 650 pounds of organic waste per household from the landfill each year.

NCSU Compost Facility & Research Cooperative

The NC State University Compost Facility and Research Cooperative is located off of Lake Wheeler Road and nestled between NC State’s agriculture farms. It is permitted as a Large Type III facility by the NC Department of Environmental Quality and allows NC State to close the loop with organic waste management. Learn more and schedule a tour today! 

Towards Zero Waste 

Toward Zero Waste is a nonprofit organization located in North Carolina focused on helping individuals, families and communities move toward zero waste by minimizing waste of all kinds, one step at a time. Learn more about this organization and their ICAW events by visiting the TZW webpage.

Free Outreach Materials

The Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service (DEACS) has developed compost outreach materials for everyone! Check out the poster below: