Woodard Properties Offers Several Composting Sites

Posted on: Sep 08, 2021

Did you know that we have FIVE composting sites located throughout Charlottesville to help reduce our waste stream? Composting provides a way of not only reducing the amount of waste that needs to be disposed of, but also converts it into a product that is useful for gardening, landscaping, or house plants.

The Environmental Protection Agency, or the EPA, suggests you use the following list as a guideline when composting.

What To Compost

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Eggshells
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Teabags
  • Nutshells
  • Shredded newspaper
  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Yard trimmings
  • Grass clippings
  • Houseplants
  • Hay and straw
  • Leaves
  • Sawdust
  • Wood chips
  • Cotton and Wool Rags
  • Dryer and vacuum cleaner lint
  • Hair and fur
  • Fireplace ashes

What Not To Compost

  • Black walnut tree leaves or twigs
  • Coal or charcoal ash
  • Dairy products (e.g., butter, milk, sour cream, yogurt) and eggs
  • Diseased or insect-ridden plants
  • Fats, grease, lard, or oils
  • Meat or fish bones and scraps
  • Pet wastes (e.g., dog or cat feces, soiled cat litter)
  • Yard trimmings treated with chemical pesticides

Woodard Properties Compost Locations

  • 304 14th Street NW
  • 423 First Street North
  • 106 Montebello Circle
  • 762 King Street
  • 1110 Wertland Street