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Building A More Resilient Lancaster

Through Community Composting

Who We Are

Lancaster Composting Co-Ops is a volunteer-led community initiative that enables Lancaster residents to participate in reducing landfill waste by creating high quality compost.


Prior to the launch of this project in April 2021, Lancaster residents had zero alternatives beyond their own backyards to divert organic food and garden scraps from the general waste stream. Composting is a mainstream activity in American cities – and we believed it was high time for the City of Lancaster to address the existing community desire for sustainability.

Learn more coming soon!


How It Works

Step 1

Attend New Member Orientation

Orientations are held regularly at each site. You will have a chance to meet your composting captain, learn how to compost, and meet like-minded folks in your neighborhood.

Step 2

Sign The Member Agreement

After attending an orientation, you will receive an email with the member agreement highlighting your role as “steward of the bin” and your promise to participate in work sessions.

Step 3

Get Composting

Once the agreement is signed, you will receive a code to the combination lock and can begin bringing your plant-based scraps as needed. 


Sign up now to attend May and June orientations:

Musser Park Eventbrite

Lancaster Recycling Facility Eventbrite


Contact Us

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