Our mission is more than just playing in the dirt.


  • About Us

    The Compost Exchange is the only Ohio EPA licensed Class ll compost facility in all of SE Ohio. Having a Class ll license means that we can accept your food waste, chemical free yard waste, and manures and turn them into a valuable, locally produced natural resource.

    Our Vision

    To offer every household and business in the Athens region a wide variety of innovative services and educational opportunities to divert as much organic waste from the landfill as possible and transform it into premium quality compost products for backyard gardens, city streetscapes, and more.

    Our Promise

    To lead the effort towards achieving Zero Waste in SE Ohio, working hard to improve and preserve the quality of our water, air and soil for everyone now and in the future.

    We look forward to earning your business!

  • Services

    Our services include: • Residential Food & Yard Waste Pick up • Exchange At The Athens Farmers Market • Commuter Drop Offs • Major Employer Drop Offs • Drop Off At Our Poston Road Facility • Commercial Waste Pick up • Zero Waste Event Management
  • Products

    A few of the great products we make from collecting the regions’ yard waste, horse manure and food waste include: •Premium Compost •TCE Garden Soil •TCE Turf Blend •TCE Rain Garden Blend •Premium Mulch
  • Sign Up

    It’s Like Getting The Service Free! Each members receives our Compost Rewards card which offers you discounts at local merchants. Over the course of a year, using the card alone will more than pay for your pick up service. Sign Up Now!

Composting Quote Of The Day

A good compost pile should get hot enough to poach an egg,
but not so hot it would cook a lobster.