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78th Street Heritage Farm Community Composting Hub

78th Street Heritage Farm has been a community staple in Clark County dating back almost 150 years! As part of the March 2020 Master Plan, which outlines plans for Heritage Farm as an agricultural, educational, and recreational community asset, Heritage Farm is now also a community composting hub!

As part of Clark County's We Compost program, Heritage Farm is now accepting food scraps for compost from the surrounding community – for free! The community can bring food scraps of all kinds to the green food waste cart located near the fence in the Heritage Farm parking lot. See below for the food waste cart location:

Collecting food scraps at home

When collecting food scraps at home, there are several things you can do to keep them from smelling. Keep your food scraps secured in a container with a tight lid in a cool place. If you have room, try freezing or refrigerating food scraps until you can bring them to Heritage Farm. Also be sure to clean your food scrap pail regularly.

If residents need a composting pail, please contact us at to receive a free one!

Heritage Farm will accept food scraps of all kinds, including:

  • Cooked or raw meat
  • Seafood
  • Bones
  • Cheese
  • Eggshells
  • Vegetables
  • Baked goods
  • Grains
  • Fruits
  • Coffee grounds

We are only accepting food waste at the community composting hub at Heritage Farm in an effort to reduce organics going to the landfill. Items that are labeled at 'compostable' or 'biodegradable', especially bio-bags, are not accepted. Clark County's food scraps are sent to a commercial composter, Dirt Hugger, which cannot accept items labeled as 'compostable'. To learn more about their process, click hereGrease, paper towels, paper plates, glass, Styrofoam, or pet waste are also not accepted

Be sure to check out the community composting hub at Heritage Farm for a convenient and free way to help divert your food waste from the landfill!

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