Stopping food waste before it begins and donating food is the best practice before composting or anaerobically digesting waste. Learn about food waste prevention and tips for reusing food here.
"Grasscycling" is the simple act of leaving your grass clippings on the lawn after you have mowed. The result is a healthier looking lawn that saves you time and money! Learn more.
Each January, holiday trees and greenery are collected from the curb in front of residential households serviced by DPW. These trees, along with any greenery brought to the Fort Totten Transfer Station, will be composted. Visit here to find out when holiday trees and greenery will be collected this year for composting.
Join one of 50 DC Department of Parks and Recreation’s (DPR) critter proof Community Compost Cooperatives around the city to compost your food scraps with garden waste as a community. Or take the DPR Master Urban Composter Course to learn how to start and manage a community composting site.
DPW will provide District residents with up to five 32-gallon bags (bring your own bags) of free compost on weekdays (1 pm to 5 pm), and Saturdays (8 am to 3 pm), at the Fort Totten Transfer Station, 4900 John F. McCormack Dr. NE, Washington, DC 20011.