Composting Presentations and Workshops

Composting Education

Learn about how to start composting and the options available in Orange County. Solid Waste Education and Outreach Coordinator, will be discussing the importance of composting, various types of composting bins, maintaining a pile, and using finished compost. In addition to backyard composting, Caroline will go over other options for composting such as various food-waste drop-off sites and local compost collection services.

To schedule a composting presentation please call 919-968-2788 or send an email to

Compost Demonstration Sites

There are two outdoor composting demonstration sites located in Orange County where you can learn more about outdoor composting and observe it "in action":IMG-9121

  • Chapel Hill Community Center (behind the rose garden) on South Estes Drive.
  • Orange County Solid Waste Management Administrative Office, 1207 Eubanks Road Chapel Hill.

Orange County Solid Waste provides composting education classes using these sites but they are for public educational use as well. OCSWM can provide outdoor composting instruction at these locations, or help set up and teach outdoor composting for interested organizations, schools or businesses. These classes are free to the Orange County public.

Visit the Composting Resources page for more information about home composting.