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) Sundays from 11AM-3PM.
















For orders less than 1/2 CY, due to COVID-19 we ask you to wait outside the garden and our team will bring our compost outside to you. If ordering bulk compost, we recommend you bring your own bags/containers in case are out of burlap bags. 


For large orders 1/2 CY and above, we ask that people bring their own containers and support in the bagging process following our COVID protocols below. Our Sunday team is responsible for both sifting and managing drop off, however if they have capacity they can support with the bagging process.


All visitors must fill out our COVID Visitor Log and abide by the following COVID protocols:

  • Please do not come if you or anyone in your household/exposure circle shows COVID-19 symptoms or tests positive

  • While on site, you must wear a mask covering your mouth and nose

  • Wear gloves or wash your hands/apply hand sanitizer upon arriving on site 

  • Refrain from touching your mouth, nose and eyes - or wash your hands afterwards

  • Maintain 6' apart as possible

If ​you want to check if we have enough material for you, you can fill out the below form. We most likely have enough unsifted material. Give high demand in the spring, it is more challenging to find large amounts of sifted compost unless you come early in the season. 

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