Compost Bucket Program

The three-stage aerobic compost bin at the UA Little Rock Campus Garden is modeled after the successful design in the Centennial Garden at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

compost bins

The compost bucket program’s 65 U-line one-gallon buckets make the collection process easy for students, faculty, and staff. Participants take the bucket home, collect food scraps, then drop off the full bucket in one convenient location accessible 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Simply drive or walk by the Campus Garden entrance to pick up and drop off your bucket from our compost bucket shelf located at our gate and in front of the University Police station at 3340 Fair Park Boulevard, directly across from U.S. Pizza.compost bucket shelf

What goes in the compost bin?

  • Food scraps from fruits, vegetables, cheese, grains (excluding avocado pits)
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Tea bags (no staples)

(Note: please do not seal the locking lids)

Organic matter collected decomposes naturally and provides the Campus Garden with a nutrient-dense mixture, replenishing the soil of lost minerals and nutrients used by our year-round vegetable production.

For questions about the composting program or to learn more about how to get involved, email or follow us on social media listed at the bottom of this page.