Keep Good Dirt
from Going Bad
Help make Memphis a more sustainable community with simple
ways to compost brought to you by the Compost Fairy.
SELF SERVICECommunity Drop-off
- We want to help everyone in Memphis to do their part to divert waste from the landfill, so we are providing a way for you to start composting today. Bring your organics (see our Learn More page to find out what can go in the Compost Fairy bins) to the Cooper-Young Farmer’s Market or the Downtown Memphis Farmer's Market every Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. More markets coming soon.
- The Compost Fairy will provide you with an airtight, sealable bucket to fill up with your compostable materials. Once a week, the Compost Fairy comes to your doorstep to collect your bucket and bring you a squeaky-clean fresh one. Twice a year, just when you need it most, we’ll provide you with screened, finished compost to be used in your flowerbed, veggie patch, or to feed new trees and shrubs as you add them to your landscaping.
- Green up your business with the Compost Fairy! We will provide you with a 14-gallon roller bin to fill up with compostable materials generated in the break room or the prep kitchen. Once a week, the Compost Fairy collects your bin and delivers a squeaky-clean fresh one. Your finished compost can be used as a nutrient-rich mulch for your landscaping or be donated to a nearby school or community garden.
How it works
“Compost” in Latin means “to bring together.” Compost is a mixture of decayed or decaying organic matter used to fertilize soil. The creation of compost is as old as the first plant on Earth. In the forest, we just call it humus. Modern composting is nothing more than the speeding up the naturally occurring process. Compost is usually made by gathering plant material, such as leaves, grass clippings, and vegetable peels, into a pile or bin and letting it decompose as a result of the action of aerobic bacteria, fungi, and other organisms.
Compost Fairy in Action
Materials Diverted From Landfill
Finished Compost Created
Partners in the Community
The Compost Fairy is proud to partner with other incredible local and nationwide organizations, who want to continue to make Memphis an even better city today & for our future. We are also a main contributor in a city-wide reforestation effort in Memphis aimed at improving environmental services and public health. Check out our friends & partners below.
Find ways to connect with the Compost Fairy in the community. We’re always looking for additional Fairies to help us educate our neighbors, plant native trees, and support our mission of creating a more sustainable Memphis. The Compost Fairy also visits schools and community groups to talk about all things compost and host workshops. Sign up below for opportunities through our friends at Volunteer Odyssey or contact us to arrange a visit.
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