Code of the District of Columbia

§ 8–1031.12b. Residential composting.

An owner of residential property in the District may engage in composting on his or her residential property; provided, that that the composting shall be conducted in a manner that does not:

(1) Promote the development, attraction, or harborage of vectors; or

(2) Create a public nuisance.

(Feb. 26, 2015, D.C. Law 20-154, § 112b; as added July 17, 2018, D.C. Law 22-146, § 2(b), 65 DCR 5984.)


Section 7036 of D.C. Law 22-168 repealed § 4 of D.C. Law 22-146 removing the applicability restriction impacting this section. Therefore the creation of this section by D.C. Law 22-146 has been given effect.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-146: § 4 of D.C. Law 22-146 provided that the creation of this section by § 2(b) of D.C. Law 22-146 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.