Residential Food Scraps Drop-off

The City of Flagstaff Sustainability Office is excited to provide a free and convenient food scraps drop-off for Flagstaff residents. This program seeks to advance the City's Rethink Waste Plan and Carbon Neutrality goals.

Self-Service Drop-off Stations

How does it work?

Community members bring acceptable materials (see below) to either of two drop-off stations at any time during the week after taking a short online survey. This is meant to educate participants and deter contamination of unacceptable materials.

Stations are serviced on a bi-monthly basis by compost experts in town who weigh, sort, and transport materials to several small-scale farms in Northern Arizona. 

Food waste and other accepted materials may NOT be left around the containers. For this program to function properly, we must work together to keep these drop-off areas clean. 


  • Hal Jensen Recreation Center: 2403 N Izabel St
  • Flagstaff CSA & Local Market: 116 W Cottage Ave

Survey Links

compost bins

Get Involved

Are you a business interested in partnering with us and hosting a drop-off station outside of your building? Get in touch with us via email as we are currently seeking new drop-off site locations.

What can I compost?


  • Fruits 
  • Vegetables
  • Egg shells
  • Coffee grounds
  • Tea bags
  • Nut shells
  • Grains
  • Cut flowers

No thanks.

  • Meat/fish
  • Bones
  • Grease
  • Oils
  • Dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt)
  • Plastics
  • Recyclables
  • Trash

Please email us with any questions about the Residential Food Scraps Drop-off program.