Help Findlay Market reduce, reuse, and recycle by dropping off your food waste with us.



Findlay Market started an internal composting program in 2010. Over the last ten years, we have been able to divert several thousand tons of food waste by accepting food waste internally from merchants alone. In 2021, Findlay Market received two grants that have allowed us to expand our composting program so we can receive food waste from the public. 


Findlay Market wants to thank the Hamilton County Waste Reduction Grant and the Ohio EPA Recycling & Litter Prevention Grant for providing the financial support to jumpstart this program! 


The planning has finally paid off! Please see the following details about the Residential Composting Program: 

  • The drop-off window will occur on Tuesdays from 4 pm to 8 pm at the Vendor Parking Lot off of Race St. Drop-off will occur at what we lovingly call "The Trash Lot". 
  • Residents can drop-off as often or as infrequent as they want, depending on how quickly they produce food waste and fill the 5-gallon at-home bucket. 
  • Green food waste (ie. produce, coffee grounds, and plant-based waste), eggshells, and yard waste will be accepted. No meat or dairy, please. 
    • Also, please avoid any foreign objects such as rubber bands, cutlery of any kind, gloves, plastic bags, coffee filters, etc. 


  • The program is $10.00 a month or $55.00 for a six-month commitment. Membership includes: 
    • A 5-gallon composting container for at-home use. 
    • Cleaning service for the container during drop-off. 
    • Automatic entrance into the Mug Club at Findlay Market's Bars + a free reusable mug. 
    • Discounts off future "cooked" bags of compost (estimated production begins in Spring 2022). 


All revenue produced by the program will go directly back into the Composting Program and other sustainability initiatives at Findlay Market. The revenue will help fund some amazing projects coming down the pipeline! 


If you have any additional questions, please e-mail the Director of Market Management John Bird at

Membership Plans



5 gallon bucket plus compost dropoff every Tuesday from 4-8p.m.

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$55 every 6 months

5 gallon bucket plus compost dropoff every Tuesday from 4-8pm.

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