Annapolis Families Compost

Use Truxtun Park Compost Bins for Pumpkins and Food Waste

By Darla Winstead - Publisher of Macaroni Kid Annapolis November 24, 2021


"The EPA tells us that food waste accounts for over 21% of the waste sent to landfills in the United States, and over 900,000 tons of food waste is generated every year in Maryland.  Very little of it is composted," said Annapolis Mayor Buckley.  "In fact, food is the largest component of what we collect curbside and take to the landfill.  That food waste could be put to good use as nature's fertilizer."  

Annapolis Green and the City of Annapolis have joined forces to collect kitchen scraps to keep the food waste out of our landfill.  Now through March 20th, 2022, city residents are encouraged to drop off food waste and other compostables in the composting bins located in Truxtun Park, near the skateboarding area.  Pumpkins can be dropped off until December 1st, 2021. 

compost bins at Truxtun Park 2021

great pumpkin dropoff

 Accepted at Truxtun Park:

  • Kitchen scraps including vegetable and fruit cuttings
  • Bones
  • Shellfish
  • Meat
  • Nuts
  • Napkins and paper towels
  • Dairy products
  • Coffee grounds, loose and bagged tea
  • Egg Shells
  • Soiled Pizza Boxes
  • Compostable plates, cups, and cutlery

Not accepted at Truxtun Park:

  • Plastic of any kind, including plastic bags
  • Foil
  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Yard Waste
  • Pet Waste

Participating in this effort sponsored by Annapolis Green and the City of Annapolis is a great opportunity to teach your children about composting.  Food waste turns into beneficial fertilizer to nourish the soil and plants.  

On the City of Annapolis website there are instructions on how to compost at your own home.  

Here is a fun video to teach your kids about composting.