Composting in Charlottesville

Charlottesville CompostAlways wanted to start composting but:

  • Don’t have the space?
  • Don’t know how to get started?
  • Worried about the smell?
  • Not sure what you can compost?

Charlottesville offers multiple services for composting as well as support and tips to get you started. We aim to make composting - whether you live in an apartment or have yard space - easy.

Start Composting Today!

Charlottesville offers several options for residents to start composting, making it as easy as 1-2-3!

Check out Where Can I Compost in Charlottesville? for information on drop-off locations, backyard composting, and curbside collection.

For a list of what can (and can't) be composted, check out our starter Composting Guidelines (PDF) list.

Check out our Composting in Charlottesville and at Home flyer (PDF) for tips on setting up your kitchen to begin collecting compostable household items and learning the basics of composting.

  1. FAQs
  2. Our First Composting Program