Before You Compost It….

If you find yourself with too much food, The Nashville Food Project welcomes in-kind donations of food items that can be used as ingredients in healthy meals for those they serve. They accept fresh produce from your garden or farm, or even excess food from licensed caterers. 

Your Composting Options

Composting is easy—and you can compost yourself in your own back yard or inside your home using a worm composter. Back yard compost bins are available for $50 through Metro Public Works. Attend a “Dirt on Composting” workshop at Turnip Green, in partnership with Metro Public Works, and receive a FREE back yard compost bin. Or build your own!

Pick Up

Compost Nashville
Compost Nashville provides residential compost pick-up service to all types of residences, including controlled access homes and apartment complexes. Twice a year they will give you complimentary compost or donate your earned compost to a locally owned and operated farm, organization or community garden

Drop Off

The Compost Company
The Compost Company makes recycling food waste simple for restaurants, grocery stores, hotels, coffee shops, and more; offers event composting; and free organic waste drop-off at the following sites:

East Center
943A Doctor Richard G. Adams Drive
Nashville, TN 37207
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (closed 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for lunch)
Closed Wednesday and Sunday

Ezell Pike Center
3254 Ezell Pike (Located on Ezell Pike behind the South Police Precinct 5113 Harding Place – Note: for GPS users, please enter 5113 Harding Place)
Nashville, TN 37211 
Hours: Monday, Wednesday Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (closed 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for lunch); Closed Tuesday and Sunday

1019 Omohundro Place (entrance on Freightliner Drive)
Nashville, TN 37210 
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Anderson Lane Center
939A Anderson Lane
Madison, TN 37115
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Compost Company Site
3643 Hwy 12 North
Ashland City, TN 37015
Hours: Appointment required