Compost Programs


The Virginia Avenue Community Garden is home to TWO different compost programs!

DC Compost Coop: The Compost Coop is a city-wide composting program that consists of three closed and locked compost bins just on the inside right of the street gate (next to the pergola). These bins do NOT belong to the garden, they are part of the city’s compost program. But, anyone is welcome to get trained for the Compost Coop. Once you are trained, you can bring your kitchen scraps, etc, to compost in these bins. It’s easy and great, everyone should be trained! These bins are not part of the “Compost Committee” work for the garden. If you are interested in being trained to participate, contact Anatol Steck (VACG Gardener who is the local Compost Coop Manager) through the Virginia Avenue Community Garden at

*These bins of for kitchen scraps – when you place your kitchen scraps in these bins, please be sure to cover with “browns” (see “Compost Coop Training” document below).

Compost Cooperative Training

CompostCoop Member Agreement

VACG Garden Compost: The Virginia Avenue Community Garden Compost is currently being reimagined and renovated.  These are for our community garden.  If you are on the Compost Committee, these are the bins you’ll be working on. Kitchen scraps will not be allowed in the community garden compost. Please complete the training for the Compost Cooperative to use the bins that are for kitchen scraps.

Compost Sign REVISED