Food Waste is mixed collected and brought to AHRC's compost facility at 5991 Industrial Drive, Athens Ohio and mixed with other woody (wood chips) and non-woody (leaves, grass clippings) organic matter until a certain volume is reached. Once the desired volume (40-60 cubic yards) is reached, the mix is put in a bin for the first stage of the process (see bins in background of picture at top of this page). After one month it is turned by placing it the next bin. This turning introduces more oxygen and assures proper mixed of the material. After another month in the second bin, the materials is ready to be removed from the bin and is ready for screening (see Instagram video). Both bins have a blower system which also helps aerate the materials. Once the organic material is screened to remove larger size pieces, it can be sold as soil amendment or combined with other materials to create different soil mixtures for various purposes.
Residences and businesses can sign up compost material collection. Please refer to service levels described to left.
AHRC uses 5 gallon, 7 gallon, and 35 gallon containers for collection of food waste for residential and commercial applications where we collect the material from your location. We also offer a drop-off locations at AHRC's compost facility at 5991 Industrial Dr.
For residences and businesses alike, collect your food scraps and place in a container for weekly collection.
Exchange at the Athens-Hocking Organics Compost Facility
Team Member (Residential)
Team Leader (Residential)
Drop-Off at 5991 Industrial Drive, Athens Ohio
This service is currently only available in the City of Athens, The Plains, Nelsonville, and Chauncey. If you live in or close to these areas (or you business is ) fill out the form below.
City of Athens, Chauncey, The Plains, Nelsonville, and surrounding areas.
Yard waste (branches, leaves, etc,) and manure can be taken to Latta EarthWorks, LLC, a Class III compost facility in Athens County.