Local Resources

If you're in the Chattanooga or North Georgia area, this is your destination for local recycling and composting programs.


NewTerra is a locally owned composting company that offers a variety of convenient ways to get you started on your composting journey! Whether you're looking for soil for your home garden, you live in an apartment complex, you have kids that don't eat what you've cooked, or you just don't know about composting and want to learn how to drastically reduce food waste give NewTerra a try!


not local but here is another option for compost pickup:


Buy Nothing or Specialized Facebook Groups:

Looking to buy something that you don't really need to spend money on or just in the mood to acquire something new? Do you need something that is out of stock or you can't seem to find anywhere anymore? Do you have products sitting in your home that you know is not at it's end of life but you just don't feel like fussing with marketplace or sales that fall through? Your local Facebook buy nothing groups are the place to go! Here is a list of just a few in the area:

Buy Nothing Fort Oglethorpe/Ringgold, GA& East Ridge/Ooltewah, TN

Chattanooga Moms Buy Nothing

Also if you're looking for something specific like a brand, you can seek out buy, sell, trade groups. Lulu Lemon, Rothy's, Zyia... etc. If you have a brand that you love but hate scouring and would like to buy secondhand. Facebook really is the place to do it!

Comment any of your favorite zero waste resources below!


If you use Republic Services, here are some tips on recycling with them, be sure to enter your personal address:


Recycling through your city:




https://www.catoosa.com/departments/view-all-departments/landfill    (select recycling & drop off center)


LaLa Land Children's resale in Fort Oglethorpe has the best and cutest secondhand clothing for your babes!


Once Upon a Child children's rebuy and resell shops are in Chattanooga 


comment below your area of town and any other stores or companies you love!

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