Community composting encompasses making and using compost within the same community where the material is generated and involving the community in some way. When composting is locally based, community participation and education can flourish. ILSR has long championed community composting as a zero waste strategy that maximizes the benefits of composting for local communities. We facilitate a national Community Composter Coalition, track community composters on our Composting for Community map, and have produced myriad resources to help this sector advance (infographics, webinars, podcasts, guides, and more).
ILSR’s March 2023 report, A Growing Movement: 2022 Community Composter Census, is the first census of community composters to track the nature and growth of this sector, identify its key challenges, and demonstrate its benefits.