International Compost Awareness Week

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW)

May 5-11, 2019

Join Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department as we celebrate International Compost Awareness Week! For 2018, the US Composting Council is focused on building a better future. The events are sponsored locally by ACC Recycling Division, Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, UGA Cooperative Extension and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.


ALL WEEK: Get Caught Composting!
Post your best photos getting caught in the act of composting or using compost!
#caughtcompostinginGeorgia #compostinginGeorgia #cooltheclimate
#icaw #getcaughtcomposting #Icompost #compostingrocks

ALL WEEK: Half-Price Compost Sale: Athens-Clarke County Landfill
5700 Lexington Road
$10/cubic yard – Five yards per customer max

ALL WEEK: New Residential Drop-Off Program!
Residents can bring buckets of food scraps and other compostable material to the
locations indicated to the right, during operating hours.

Sunday, May 5

Vermicomposting Workshop: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 S Milledge Avenue | 1:00-3:00pm
Register at or Register Here

Monday, May 6

Large-scale Compost Tour: Athens-Clarke County Landfill
5700 Lexington Road
New Aerated Static Pile Compost | Classic City Compost is now manufactured using
aerated static piles. See this new technique in action. Closed-toe shoes are required;
boots are recommended.
Register at or Register Here

Compost Learning Session: Maepole 
1021 N Chase Street
Educational session at Maepole restaurant. Learn the basics of composting from
Master Composters, and see how a restaurant can operate at near-zero waste using
compostable products. Register Here

Wednesday, May 8

Tour of UGA Composting Operation: Whitehall Engineering Education and
Research Campus

1151 E Whitehall Rd
See how food scraps from UGA’s many dining halls feed all that great-looking
landscaping across campus. Closed-toe shoes are required; boots are recommended.
Register Here

Composting Basics Class: ACC Library
2025 Baxter Street
GA Cooperative Extension and ACC Solid Waste present a 90-minute class led by
Master Composter and Solid Waste Department Director Suki Janssen.
Register at or Register Here