100% Locally Sourced, Handmade Compost

Our compost is made from organic waste collected from small businesses, farmer's markets, our public drop off, and community organizations. We chop it down and mix it up with wood chips from a local tree company and clean sawdust from friendly wood shops. It's perfect for growing vegetables, herbs and also for jump starting soil remediation of backyards and toxic landscapes. For tips on using BK ROT compost, click here.

How to Get BK ROT Compost:

1. Pick up right outside our site Sundays 12-3PM
(See COVID-19 changes in our services below) 

2. Find BK ROT Compost at these retail stores:

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Pick-up Outside Our Site

BK ROT compost is available for first come, first serve pick-up at our site at Know Waste Lands Garden (1309 Dekalb Ave). Due to COVID-19, you will have to wait outside the garden gate and we will bring out our compost to you. 

BK ROT will have 10 gallon bags of compost (around 1.2 square feet) available for pick-up for a suggested donation of $3-5. Or you can give us your container and we will fill it up for you. We usually recommend the following donations for these amounts. Given our increased labor in pre-sifting and bagging everything, we recommend giving more if you are able to do so. 

  • Less than 1 cu yd (about 5 full wheelbarrows): $10-20

  • More than 1 cu yd: $20-30 per cu yd


If ​you want to check if we have enough material for you, you can fill out the below form. The answer is most likely yes.

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