Composting

The Town of Apex can provide a compost bin to interested residents at cost. The cost of the bin is $50.

How to Purchase - Two Options

  1. The cost of the compost bin can be added to your utility bill. Call Customer Service at (919) 362-8676 to arrange this type of payment.
  2. OR... Visit the Customer Service desk at Apex Town Hall (73 Hunter Street) during normal business hours, 8am - 5pm. 

Pick-Up


Bins are stored at the Purchasing Warehouse, located at 105-C Upchurch Street. Contact Purchasing at (919) 387-3087 to arrange a time for pick-up.
Purpose
Composting is the natural decomposition (break-down) of biodegradable household and yard waste into a dark, crumbly substance called humus. This material is a great soil amendment for the garden. It helps retain moisture in the soil, keeps the surface of the soil cool, and also helps prevent erosion.

Food and yard waste make up an estimated 30% of the total waste stream in the United States. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), during peak summer and fall months, yard waste can represent up to 25-50% of municipal solid waste. North Carolina General Statute 130A-30910 prohibits the disposal of yard waste in municipal landfills.
Compost Bin Process
By composting, natural means are used to divert these wastes away from landfill facilities. Also, home composting serves as a useful educational tool-teaching children about conservation and the “cycle of life”.