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compost kitchen scraps Oct 1 - March 30

Free Composting for City Residents

Annapolis Green and City of Annapolis
Offer Six-Month Food Waste Composting Pilot Program to Residents
October 1, 2021 – March 30, 2022

Annapolis Green and the City of Annapolis are teaming up to collect kitchen scraps at Truxtun Park to keep food waste out of the landfill. Through March 20, 2022, City residents will be able to drop off food waste and other compostables anytime at Truxtun Park, near the skateboard park (300 Park Road).

This collection is funded by a Clean Up & Green Up Maryland grant Annapolis Green was awarded by Keep Maryland Beautiful, the Forever Maryland Foundation, Maryland Environmental Trust and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Annapolis Green has arranged for Veteran Compost to collect the material once a week to process in its industrial-level facility.

Read more to see what material is accepted and what is not. 

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The Great Pumpkin Dropoff – Nov. 5-8

Give those Jack-O-Lanterns a Dignified Demise
back to the Earth

Annapolis Green is partnering with the City of Annapolis to collect and compost fall pumpkins that have outlived their decorative usefulness. Instead of putting unwanted pumpkins in the trash and condemning them to the landfill, bring them to the Great Pumpkin Dropoff at Truxtun Park!

pumpkin spice compostNext spring those nutritious pumpkins will have been turned into fantastic compost for your spring garden… Pumpkin Spice Compost!

here we grow logoThe Great Pumpkin Dropoff is part of nonprofit Annapolis Green’s Here We Grow program to encourage home gardeners to grow food with flowers with the natural soil amendment of compost rather than synthetic fertilizers and without pesticides.

The pumpkins will be turned into compost by Veteran Compost, Maryland’s only licensed compost farm and a Founding One Hundred supporter of Annapolis Green. Residents will be able to pre-order the compost as a holiday gift from Annapolis Green along with related gardening products.

The huge pumpkin currently on Church Circle will be composted too, along with its little brothers and sisters from our porches.

How it Works

Bring your pumpkins (or pumpkin bits if you’re making pie) to the bins conveniently set up on Truxtun Park Road in Truxtun Park (near the skateboard area) anytime on November 5-8.
Watch for directional signs. Just pour them into the bins and you’re done knowing that you’ve done a good thing for the Earth and lightened the landfill load!

Post photos of your pumpkins on social media. Hashtags:
#AnnapolisGreenGreatPumpkinDropoff
#AnnapolisPumpkinsBacktoNature

Be sure to remove any wax or paint from Jack-O-Lanterns as those materials will not break down with the natural pumpkin.

The Great Pumpkin Drop Flyer

compost me jack-o-lanternAnne Arundel County is also composting pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns. Check out its Recycling and Waste Reduction Division Facebook page for details and other good recycling info.

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