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Why Compost?

Improving Pittsburgh's Soil Quality
Pittsburgh is The Steel City and a major trash importer, leading to startlingly high levels of lead in its soil. This includes residential areas, affecting backyards and playgrounds.

Reducing Methane in Landfills
When you throw away food in the trash, it does not return to the earth. Food waste makes up 28% of what we throw into landfills, where it rots and releases damaging methane gases into our atmosphere.

It May Be Easier (and Less Smelly) Than You Think!
We hope to provide you with all the resources you need to make a properly managed compost bin.

How Can I Make a Difference?

Check out these different ways of getting involved below. If you’re not sure where to begin, take the short (1-2 minutes) quiz to get pointed in the right direction.

All Composting Methods

drop off pick up composting

Drop Off/Pick Up Composting

Let someone else handle the composting.

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Support Composting

Use your voice to call for action.

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Social Composting

Make composting buddies!

All Composting Methods

drop off pick up composting
Drop Off/Pick Up Composting

Let someone else handle the composting.

support composting
Support Composting

Use your voice to call for action.

social composting
Social Composting

Make composting
buddies!

Have More Questions?