The Baltimore Compost Collective is a local service that collects food scraps from residences in the Curtis Bay, Federal Hill, Riverside Park, and Locust Point neighborhoods and composts the material at the Filbert Street Community Garden in Curtis Bay. It is also a youth entrepreneurship program that employs local teenagers and trains them in workforce skills, food access programming and community-scale composting. Youth workers are gaining guided, hands-on experience managing a small-scale composting operation and its expansion. The compost they create is being used by the Filbert Street Community Garden to grow fresh produce.
COVID 19 PROTOCOLS
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic and the safety of our employees, we have transitioned to a contactless food-scrap drop off once per week. We are pleased to announce that we have 20 additional slots for our Contactless Food Scrap Drop Off on Sunday’s from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the E. Bailey Recreation Center Parking lot. Sign up now!
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This project is facilitated by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), United Workers, and the Filbert Street Community Garden with generous support from the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership, the Abell Foundation, the Robert F. Schumann Foundation, the 11th Hour Project, the Baltimore Office of Sustainability, the T. Rowe Price Foundation, and the Baltimore Children & Youth Fund. The enterprise was inspired by the BK ROT model in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. Thanks to A Few Cool Hardware Stores for their generous ongoing donations of equipment and supplies.
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