Backyard Composting Classes

The R-Board offers backyard composting classes that teach you how to compost your food scraps and yard waste, which compost bin might be right for your needs, and how to maximize your compost process. Composting 101 classes are open to everyone, but only residents of Stafford County and the City of Fredericksburg will be able to receive a composting bin from the R-Board.

Get your free Earth Machine compost bin by attending one of our Backyard Composting classes!  Bins are free and only available to class participants who are City of Fredericksburg or Stafford County residents. Bins are limited to one per person, and are available for pickup at our Administrative Office during regular business hours. 


The Compost-a-Thon is a great way to learn how to compost and get your free compost bin! The R-Board is planning more events for fall 2023 and spring 2024. We will update our website once dates are finalized. 



Compost Education Videos

Food Scrap Collection

Did you know? The R-Board began accepting residential food scraps on May 15, 2023 from the City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County residents. Food scraps are accepted at the Belman Road Convenience Center and Regional Landfill.

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