The Dirt Factory Earth Tubs

The Dirt Factory: A New Community Composting Facility for University City

By The Numbers:

  • Two Earth Tub composters with capacities of approximately 600 gallons each (3 cubic yards, 3,200 pounds)
  • Material is composted in approximately 30 days at temperatures over 120⁰F
  • Roughly 55 households and 2 businesses compost at The Dirt Factory each week
  • 500 – 600 gallons of food waste are composted with an equal amount of leaves per month
  • 48% of direct donations come from households that did not compost previously
  • 79% of direct donations arrive on foot or by bike