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Backyard Composting

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Contact Information 

Customer Service               803-441-4240                email
Billing               803-441-4212                email
Superintendent of Sanitation               803-441-4245                email
Supervisor of Sanitation               803-441-4297                email
Director of Public Services               803-441-4238                email

Normal Business Hours

Monday - Friday    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.              

Backyard Composting

Backyard composting compliments North Augusta’s blue bag recycling program, and is a great way to reduce your household waste. Did you know grass, leaves, and other wastes from lawns and backyard gardens account for an estimated 18% of the annual municipal waste stream.

What is Composting?

Composting is simply a combination of yard debris (like grass clippings and fallen leaves) and kitchen scraps (such as fruit and vegetable spoils), separated from the waste stream and placed into a composting bin for decomposition. Through composting, you can experience the benefits of this rich soil additive giving you healthier and greener lawns and gardens.

Compost is produced from some of the waste listed below. 

  • Bread Products
  • Cereal
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Egg Shells
  • Fruit Scraps
  • Grass Clippings
  • Leaves 
  • Lint
  • Nut Shells
  • Sawdust 
  • Shredded Junk Mail
  • Tea Bags

To encourage backyard composting, the City is selling compost bins at a discounted price of $35 each. In comparison, retail compost bins can cost upwards of $100. Each bin comes with detailed instructions on installation and what can/can’t be composted and how to properly maintain the compost and the bin.

Order your compost bin today by calling 803-441-4240 or by email

 Earth Machine Compost Bin