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Black Bear Composting

Black Bear Composting

Black Bear Composting is an organics recycling company located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. We help local businesses and organizations reduce their waste stream by recycling their organic materials — food scraps, yard trimmings, and clean waste wood — into products for healthy soil.

Residential Collection — Compost at home

We're pleased to offer a residential composting service to the Charlottesville, Crozet, Waynesboro, Staunton and Harrisonburg areas. It's a great solution for those looking to compost at home, but don't have the backyard or time.
We make it easy:

We provide the bin, compostable liners and quick guide to composting
You fill the bin with your food scraps and compostables
You set it outside on collection day
We empty your bin and leave you a fresh liner for the week

Doing Good Locally
Beyond just a recycling service, this is about building a cleaner community, keeping this valuable resource out of the landfill and returning it to local farms and gardens to grow more plants and food.

Free and Discounted Compost
As part of the service, we offer our members free finished compost for use around your home or to donate to a community garden of your choice. Looking for even more compost? As a member, we'll give you discounts on bulk compost available only to members.

As an industrial composting facility, Black Bear Composting can safely compost things not possible in backyard compost bins including meat, bones, grease, compostable plastics and pet wastes.

Note: biodegradable does not mean compostable.
Crimora, VA