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4308 Market Street
The Dirt Factory is open for drop-off from 5-6pm on Wednesdays and 10:30-11:30am on Saturdays.
The Dirt Factory is a community composting facility for University City. The mission of the Dirt Factory is to:
- Keep fallen leaves out of the waste stream, and in University City;
- Provide a location for the University City community to sustainably dispose of its food scraps and other organic waste Generate high quality organic compost to be used in University City gardens;
- The Dirt factory features the high capacity Earth Tub Compost System that will produce compost year round from neighborhood organic waste. The Dirt Factory is also a community education center, featuring residential scale composting facilities, where community members can learn more about composting at home, and gardening using compost.
The Dirt Factory
Leaves: UCD collects bagged leaves and wood chips from the neighborhood for processing at The Dirt Factory. Do you have bagged leaves or wood chips? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange pickup.
You can also drop off up to 5 gallons of organic food waste per week at The Dirt Factory. The facility is open for drop-off from 5-6pm every Wednesday and 10:30-11:30am on Saturdays.
Flour & Cornmeal
Flowers & Grass Clippings
Fruits And Vegetables
Straw And Hay
Colored Newsprint or Paper
Grease, Fat, Oil
The Dirt Factory is open during scheduled drop-off times, and for educational and community events. Currently, the scheduled drop-off time is 5-6pm every Wednesday and 10:30-11:30am every Saturday. Changes to this time will be posted at the top of this page.