Carrboro Townwide News

Posted on: August 28, 2017

Compost Curious? Visit Compost Information Day, help volunteer, and attend Fall Classes!

The Saturday Carrboro Farmers Market hosts the only residential food waste drop-off at a Farmers Market in North Carolina. It is a volunteer supported effort, sponsored by Orange County Solid Waste Management. Compost monitors sign up for a 2 ½ hour shift to watch over the collection carts, make sure only the proper materials go in, and keep things moving smoothly. An average of 60 people drop-off food waste weighing over 400 pounds each week! There will be a Compost Monitor Information Day September 9, from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm at the Carrboro Farmers Market, with a brief training starting at every half hour, at the food waste drop-off area located behind the ATM. It will also be an opportunity to learn more about outdoor composting and see a functioning worm bin ideal for indoor composting in small spaces.

Two full-scale composting classes will be held this fall, led by Muriel Williman of Orange County Solid Waste Management. Learn the basics of indoor composting using worms, and outdoor composting using a variety of containers and recipes.

  • Saturday, October 7, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Community Center Learning Garden, Estes Drive, Chapel Hill
  • Saturday, October 14, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Orange County Solid Waste Management Administrative office, 1207 Eubanks Rd. Chapel Hill

These popular classes are free, no registration is necessary and children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

Anyone can compost in Orange County! For more information, contact Muriel Williman (919) 918-4909 or email

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