Why Compost?

Across our nation communities are rapidly running out of landfill space. Consequently, we must make our landfills last longer. One way to do this is to compost food and yard waste, which comprises about 34% of the average household trash can in Wake County. 

Homeowners who compost their food and yard waste help prolong the life of their local landfill and reduce the costs and impact of collecting and disposing of household garbage. Keeping organic waste out of the landfill also reduces methane and carbon emissions, lowering your carbon footprint.

Most importantly, composting also recycles the nutrients in organic waste to create a valuable soil amendment for healthy soil and gardens. Compost enriches soil in many ways; adding valuable nutrients to soil, helping soil retain moisture and making soil easier to dig. Compost help plants grow bigger and stronger, by providing them with the essential minerals and nutrients they need to suppress plant diseases and pests naturally, without the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides. 

Composting can also serve as a great educational tool to teach children about the nutrient cycle and natural resource conservation. Want to learn more? Watch "Kiss the Ground" a great video on why we should compost our food and yard waste: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqDQD8cvO5Y

About The Sale

The Earth Machine Compost Bin

Our Price: $54.95

Wake County Solid Waste Management Division is pleased to offer their residents a great deal on North America's #1 selling backyard compost bin. Preorder an Earth Machine for just $54.95, less than half the retail price! 

The sale runs from May 1 - 31, 2022. After the sale ends the bins are shipped direct from the manufacturer to Raleigh, NC. In June, each purchaser will receive email notification from Wake County (via Constant Contact) to pick-up their order. Delivery is not available.  

Pick-up Location and Dates

Compost bins and accessories preordered online will be available for pick-up by mid June, 2022. 

Pick-up appointments will be available during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. only.


1.) This is a special order for Wake County, any cancellations must be made prior to shipping. All sales are final after May 31st, 2022.

2.) Wake County does not store orders indefinitely. Any orders not picked up by July 31, 2022 will be donated for educational purposes

Pick-Up Location:

9025 Deponie Drive, Raleigh NC 27614

"Composting is a lot easier than most people realize, and it's even easier in a compost bin. I just throw 'n go about my day."

Sara Davarbakhsh
Wake County Solid Waste Management Division