Current Projects

Community Composting Dropoff

Through a USDA grant with Baltimore City's Department of Public Works, UMB is starting a community composting dropoff pilot in September 2023.

When and Where to Drop Off

  • Wednesdays, 2:30 - 5:30pm at the Community Engagement Center (16 S. Poppleton St) 
  • Thursdays, 11am - 2pm at the SMC Campus Center (621 W. Lombard St) 
  • Please note that collections will not take place on the following dates due to scheduled holidays and building closures:
    • Wednesday, December 27, 2023
    • Thursday, December 28, 2023
    • Wednesday, January 3, 2024
    • Wednesday, January 10, 2024
    • Please email to learn about other arrangements that can be made for dropping off your compost during these times.

Accepted Materials Include:

  • fruit and vegetable scraps (cores, rinds, pits)
  • tea leaves and coffee grinds
  • egg shells
  • grass clippings, weeds, flowers/herbs



Divert food scraps from the incinerator and expand community composting opportunities within Baltimore City.


Baltimore City Department of Public Works, UMB Student Affairs, UMB Community Engagement Center

Alignment with Strategic Plan:

Waste and Procurement: Promote source reduction, reuse, and recycling & composting across UMB's campus.