Compost Bin.pngTo help reduce waste Wake County offers residents discounted compost bins. Residents can pre-order the Earth Machine backyard compost bin at 50% below the retail cost, just $50! Each spring we offer an online compost bin sale. The spring sale will take place from March 1–31, 2018. ORDER A DISCOUNTED COMPOST BIN HERE
Along with a handbook you receive when you purchase a compost bin, we also provide additional guidance on Backyard Composting here. During bin pick-up we will provide demonstrations for first-timers who are new to composting. It's never been easier to get started composting at home! 

How Does the Pre-Order Work?

Compost bins and accessories are purchased online through a third-party vendor, BrandBuilders, LLC. Bins are shipped direct from the manufacturer to Raleigh, and each purchaser will receive notification from Wake County to pick up their bin. You do not have to be a resident of Wake County to purchase a compost bin, but you are required to collect the bin from the North Wake Solid Waste Management Facilities in Raleigh (map). Delivery is not available. Wake County will host A BIN PICK-UP EVENT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. If you cannot make the pick-up event, we do allow others to pick up your order on your behalf. Bins are for pick-up only; there will be no bins for sale at the pick-up event. Purchases that are not picked up by July 31, 2018, will be donated and used for educational purposes.

Why Compost With A Bin?

The Earth Machine compost bin has many features that allow for greater control over the process of composting and decomposition, including:
  • Twist-locking, pest-resistant lidcomposting.jpg
  • Conical shape for easy removal
  • Side ventilation
  • Locking harvest door
  • Screw pegs to secure composter to ground
  • 33" high x 33" wide
  • 80-gallon capacity
  • Made of 50% recycled materials
  • Basic, two-piece assembly that snaps together in seconds
  • Comes with a 20-page "Home Composting Handbook"
  • 10-year warranty

Wake County does not make any warranty or representation, expressed or implied, regarding the Earth Machine compost bin offered for sale by BrandBuilders, LLC. Purchasers must direct any questions, claims or disputes regarding their purchase to BrandBuilders, LLC. To contact BrandBuilders phone 800-842-0527 or email We recommend checking with your Home Owners Association and local ordinance prior to pre-ordering and/or installing a compost bin. LAST DATE TO CANCEL ORDERS IS APRIL 3, 2018.

Why Compost?

About 25% of the average trash can is food and yard waste that can be composted. Wake County wants to help residents compost at home, so that together, we can reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. Other benefits of composting include:
  • benefits.jpgEnriches soil, helping retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests
  • Reduces the need for chemical fertilizers
  • Reduces methane emissions from landfills and lowers your carbon footprint
  • Serves as a useful educational tool to teach children about conservation and the nutrient cycle


Please send any questions about compost bin sales to Sara Davarbakhsh or call 919-856-7412.