According to the U.S. EPA, approximately 34% of the municipal solid waste stream is made up of organic material. In Orange County, 47% of the waste sent to landfills could instead be composted. Of that 47%, over half is food waste and the rest is yard waste material. OCSWM can help businesses, institutions, and individuals "starve the landfill and feed the soil" by composting their organic wastes including yard waste and kitchen scraps.
To learn more about how to compost at home, click here.
Compost Demonstration Sites
There are two outdoor composting demonstration sites located in Orange County. Click here for more information.
For information on how to purchase a kitchen top compost bin or backyard composter, here.
Food Waste Drop-Off Sites
Orange County offers 5 locations for residents to drop off their food waste and other compostable materials for FREE around the County. For more information on these drop-off sites, click here.