The Baltimore Compost Collective is a local service that collects food scraps from residences in the Curtis Bay, Federal Hill, Riverside Park, Locust Point, and Mount Washington 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.


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. Please find our full protocol and updates here

Our NEW Mount Washington location is accepting new customers. Contactless Food Scrap Drop Off on Sundays at Northwest Park (2101 W Rogers Ave) parking lot from 12:30 to 2:30PM. Sign up now!

DONATE to our ioby campaign and help us buy a new vehicle .

Support local youth, Community Garden and help move Baltimore toward Zero Waste one scrap at a time, pay as you throw.

Baltimore Compost Collective Program commits to providing a safe alternative for Food Scrap Collection for our Youth and Customers through our contactless Food Scrap Collection. Thank you for all of your support.


Learn so you don’t have to Burn

Starve the Incinerators

Feed the Soil

 Feed the Community!


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.

For more information, contact us.

bcc sponsors aug 2019