Composting at MOM’s

Drop off your compost for free at all MOM’s stores!



Composting food scraps returns valuable nutrients to the soil, reduces the need for chemical fertilizers, and keeps usable material out of landfills. When organic waste sits in landfills, it generates large quantities of methane, a harmful greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.

What you can compost at MOM’s


Food Scraps

Coffee Grinds & Tea Leaves

Soiled Paper Products

Compostable Plastics

MOM’s Reusable bags

We accept:

All food waste including plastics that say “compostable” or “biodegradable”, MOM’s reusable bags, and any items from Naked Lunch (containers, cups, napkins, and utensils).

Please bring compost in a reusable bin (to dump loose) or in compostable bags. Plastic bags contaminate the waste stream and are not accepted.

What happens to the waste?

Our private haulers pick up your compost from our stores and turn it into nutrient-rich soil amendments! Learn more about our compost partners below.

Our Compost Partners

Veteran Compost

This veteran-owned business turns food scraps into high-quality organic compost in MD, DC, and VA. They are the only vermicomposting (commercial worm composting) operation in Maryland and are 100% wind-powered.

Compost Crew

TCC was launched in 2011 by two long time friends with the core objective of increasing the sustainability of the local food system by closing the food cycle and keeping valuable nutrients in local soil while simultaneously reducing their overall carbon footprint.