What is a Compost?

 Compost is a mixture of various decaying plant-based substances used for fertilizer. We use compost as an amendment to soil, as it provides high levels of phosphorus for plants to use.

Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up about 30 percent of what we throw away, and should be composted instead. Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas.



  • Enriches soil, helping retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests.

  • Reduces the need for chemical fertilizers.

  • Encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material.

  • Reduces methane emissions from landfills and lowers your carbon footprint.

How to pick up your compost

CSA members can choose from 2 different locations in the Atlanta area, making your share pick up convenient. TLW Market manager and associates will be present to assist members on the selection and benefit of the available vegetables and fruits. You will be given a "Membership Card" to keep count of your start date and pick ups.  

Fridays, 3:00 - 7:00 pm

324 Lawton St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
*during spring-fall

Saturdays, 9:00 - 1:00 pm

​453 Freedom Parkway NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Compost Information

Household produce and paper waste (excluding meat and oil bi-products) can be delivered to the Collegetown Farm and will be processed into compost material by TLW Farmers. 

Delivery Dates for waste:

Collegetown Farm 324 Lawton, St. Atlanta

Fridays 10am-6pm

Saturdays 9am-12pm



Compost can be purchased from TLW in the following quantities:

$15 for 40 lbs (bring bag with them) 

$89 per cubic yard (truck load)

Ready to Order my Compost