The Dirt Factory
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The Dirt Factory, located at 4308 Market Street, is a community composting facility for University City.
The mission of the Dirt Factory is to:
- Keep fallen leaves out of the waste stream, and in University City;
- Provide a location for the University City community to sustainably dispose of its food scraps and other organic waste Generate high quality organic compost to be used in University City gardens;
- The Dirt factory features the high capacity Earth Tub Compost System that will produce compost year round from neighborhood organic waste. The Dirt Factory is also a community education center, featuring residential scale composting facilities, where community members can learn more about composting at home, and gardening using compost.
Note: This facility is "closed for now" as of May 24, 2018.
In The News
- The Dirt Factory closed for now, looking for new space, West Philly Local, May 24, 2018.