About this event
The Lancaster Compost Co-Ops (LCC) is a volunteer-led community initiative that enables Lancaster residents to participate in reducing landfill waste by creating high quality compost.
Orientation & Work Day
At this one-hour event, you will learn about composting, understand the roles and responsibilities of co-op membership, and meet other members. You will also have an opportunity to help with the composting processes.
Attending the one-hour orientation is required to gain access to the bin. After attendance, you will receive a member agreement and then gain the ability start dropping-off your food scraps.
– We request that all attendees abide by the CDC’s COVID protocols, wearing a mask and staying socially distanced 6 feet apart if not fully vaccinated. We also recommend that attendees wear solid work shoes and bring gloves if possible.
– If you would like to sit during the event, please bring your own chairs. Otherwise, participants may stand or sit on the ground.
When Lancaster Compost Co-Ops was started in April 2021, Lancaster residents had zero alternatives to divert organic food and garden scraps from the general waste stream beyond individual backyards. Composting is a mainstream activity in American cities – and we believed it was high time for Lancaster to address the existing community interest.
LCC currently has three co-op sites in Lancaster City, with Culliton Park launching most recently in September 2021. Each site has a critter proof and smell proof compost bin in a public space that allows trained community members to create high quality compost. A local community member, or “captain,” independently runs the site with the support of the community participants.
To learn more, check out our website: www.lancastercompost.us. For questions, concerns, or partnership opportunities, email us at LancasterCompost@gmail.com
Image Source: DC Department of Parks & Recreation, and below, our first orientation at Musser Park, photo credit Zhenya Karelina
135 N Lime St
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602