Compost

The NC State Compost Facility and Research Cooperative can process up to 1,200 tons of organic waste annually, collected across our campus. Help NC State meet its 70% waste diversion goal by composting the following items:

Acceptable Items

  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Meat
  • Bones
  • Dairy
  • Grains
  • Bread
  • Eggshells
  • Coffee grounds

  • BPI-certified serviceware
  • Compostable Coca-Cola cup, lid, & straw
  • Pizza boxes
  • Bamboo plates
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Coffee filters (paper)
  • Tea bagss (no staples)
  • Paper bags
  • Compostable bags

  • Plant material
  • Soil
  • Flowers

Unacceptable Items

  • Plastic bags
  • Coffee cups
  • Plastic utensils
  • Wrappers
  • All plastics
  • Recyclables
  • General landfill waste

Composting Tips

  • Always make sure your compost is free of plastic packaging, stickers, staples, and other manufactured materials
  • If you are unsure if it is compostable, contact us! However, when in doubt, throw it in a waste-to-landfill bin.
  • Visit NC State Composts for more information
  • Take Composting 101 on REPORTER

Campus Composting Locations

(for compost generated ON CAMPUS)

  • Avent Ferry Complex
  • Becton Hall
  • Bragaw Hall North
  • Bragaw Hall South
  • ES King Beaufort Hall
  • ES King Edgecombe Hall
  • ES King Granville Hall
  • Metcalf Hall
  • Western Manor Central
  • Western Manor P/Q
  • Wolf Ridge Apartments
  • Wolf Village Apartments
  • Wood Hall

  • 512 Brickhaven
  • Administrative Services I
  • Administrative Services II
  • Administrative Services III
  • Arboretum Ruby Mcswain Education Center
  • Biltmore Hall
  • Carmichael Gym
  • CBC Main Building
  • CBC Research Building
  • CBC Terry Center
  • Fitts-Woolard
  • Hodges Wood Products
  • Howling Cow Creamery
  • Jordan Hall Addition
  • Jordan Hall
  • LexisNexis
  • Partners I
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Schaub Food Science
  • Sullivan Shops I
  • Sullivan Shops III
  • Talley Student Union
  • Witherspoon Student Center

  • Arboretum Greenhouses
  • Case Dining
  • Clark Dining
  • NC State Compost Facility and Research Cooperative
  • Fountain Dining
  • Fox Science Teaching Lab
  • Lonnie Pool Clubhouse
  • Method Units 1-3
  • Park Alumni Center
  • Wolf Ridge On the Oval
  • Park Alumni Center
  • Reedy Creek Research
  • Talley Student Union

Off-Campus Composting Locations