Useful Information

In November 2023, the Loudoun County landfill began accepting food waste at the Food Waste Composting Drop-Off Center on Evergreen Mill rd. in Leesburg. This is a one-year pilot program intended for residents who are interested in composting their household food scraps such as fruits and vegetables, meats, dairy products, pasta, eggshells and coffee grounds. Quantities accepted are limited to one 5-gallon container or an equivalent amount, per customer, per week.

what is accepted and what is not accepted for food waste composting (PDF).

Here is a list of other locations also excepting items for composting:
b. Mom’s organic market – free
c. Worm works– – cost
d. Key City Compost–  -cost

Being a Responsible Consumer – Small Changes with a Big Impact

What can you do in our community?

Supporting a Circular Economy

  • In a circular economy, economic activity builds and rebuilds overall system health.
  • The concept recognizes the importance of the economy needing to work effectively at all scales – for large and small businesses, for organizations and individuals, globally and locally.
  • Transitioning to a circular economy does not only amount to adjustments aimed at reducing the negative impacts of the linear economy. Rather, it represents a systemic shift that builds long-term resilience, generates business and economic opportunities, and provides environmental and societal benefits.


In addition to traditional residential and commercial recycling programs, Loudoun residents may bring their materials to one of ten County Recycling Centers:

  • Arcola Community Center
  • Central Western Loudoun (Hamilton)
  • Hillsboro Elementary School
  • Leesburg Walmart
  • Loudoun County Landfill
  • Lovettsville
  • Lucketts Elementary School
  • Mickie Gordan Memorial Park
  • Philmont Fire Department
  • Sterling Park

Click the link to learn what can be recycled in Loudoun: Loudoun County Recycling: A-to-Z