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Coming to the Lochwood Pool this summer…a pizza box collection cart!  The cart has already arrived. Pizza boxes will be composted. Please remove all liners and “pizza savers”.  NO TRASH!

As you know, pizza boxes are NOT RECYCLABLE in Cary. Please don’t place them in the pool’s green carts. Instead, empty them and place them in the new pizza box collection cart! Questions? Let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You'll also soon notice new signage on the recycling carts at the pools. While all commingled items are generally accepted, we want to focus on plastic bottles and aluminum cans while at the pools. Pizza boxes are NOT recyclable in Cary, so please do not place them in the recycling carts! Instead, at the Lochwood Pool, please use the blue Pizza Box Collection Cart. Pizza boxes need to be emptied of trash, as they will be composted.



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The Board of Directors has approved the use of space for a pilot LOCHMERE COMPOST DROP-OFF Program!

 Lochmere’s pilot Compost Drop-Off program will begin April 2nd!

Lochmere Community Compost is a food waste drop-off program designed to make it easy for enrolled residents to compost their kitchen waste, diverting it from the landfill and building nutrient rich soil. Approximately 38 families are participating in the 6 month pilot, from April 2 to September 30, 2024, with hauling services from CompostNow.


Compost collection carts are located near the HOA office (502 Lochmere Drive) and the Highlands Rec Club (200 Loch Highlands Drive), for use by residents who have enrolled in the program. These black carts are for organic material only, not trash or recyclables. Please help us keep contamination out of these carts.

 To learn more about the program, including logistics, fees, and how to be added to the waiting list, please view the attached informational document and complete the Google Form. For questions about Lochmere’s Community Compost Drop-Off, please email Megan Holler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you are not a pilot family, but would like to start composting now, please consider backyard composting, signing up for Compost Now service, or using one of the Town of Cary or Wake County Food Waste Recycling Drop-Offs for free! For general information about composting, please visit