Composting Center

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The City's 24-hour Composting Center is Open!  

Composting Center Location 10 04 2018 v2


 Fairfax City has opened a new pilot 24-hour Composting Center at City Hall, adjacent to the Community Garden. Those who live and work in the city are invited to drop off food scraps in the composting carts at the center. 

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Pick up a FREE Compost Caddy!

kitchen compost caddy


Stop by the Public Works Department Office (Room 200) at Fairfax City Hall (10455 Armstrong Street) to receive a FREE kitchen compost caddy that you can use to collect your food scraps and transport them to the Composting Center.  The Public Works office is open Monday - Friday from 8:30am to 5pm.


Use Compostable Bags Only - No plastic bags!

Compostable_Bag_Example_2018_305pxLoose_Bag_NO_305pxFood scraps must be placed in approved certified compostable bags before being dropped of at the Composting Center. Free certified compostable bags will be available at the Composting Center.  Compostable bags will usually be tinted green and will have the certified compostable logo(s) printed directly on the bag.   

What Materials can be Composted at the Composting Center?  

Please review the below compost guidelines and be sure to include only those items:

*Download print friendly Composting Center Acceptable Items Guide

  • Download the Detailed List, for a more detailed list of acceptable and unacceptable items. 
  • Download the Paper Composting Guide for more information on what types of paper material are accepted at the Composting Center. 

Yes! Compost these items!

 No! Don't compost these items!