There are many reasons to divert food scraps away from landfills and back into the soil. Saving the planet is just one of them. Avoiding heavy bags of garbage with drippy leaks of rotting food is another! If you don't have room or time for a home compost bin, you can still cut down on waste by signing up for our curbside compost pickup and other services.
why compost with the compost co-op?
By hiring us to pick up your food scraps, you are participating in a local food systems movement that includes local organic farmers, food processors, cooperative businesses, and consumers. We are working together to ensure that everyone has access to healthy food, democratic control of workplaces, and a living wage!
how does it work?
Residential customers put their 5-gallon bucket out on the curb, alongside their municipal garbage and recycling. Depending on the amount of food scraps you produce, we can pick up once a week or more frequently, according to your needs. We encourage you to to wrap meats in newspaper and use biodegradable soap to clean your bucket!
Customers prepay one month in advance. Closing for two weeks or going away? Get in touch and we'll suspend pickups until you're back. Ready to sign up for six months? We'll give you an extra free month of pickups.
All food, including fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, shellfish, bones, eggshells, and cheese. Also, coffee filters, tea bags, napkins, and paper towels. To cut down on smell, we advise wrapping meat scraps and bones in some newspaper (printed using soy-based inks!) before putting them in your 5-gallon curbside bucket.
what can i compost?
Please get in touch and let us know your needs. We collaborate with Martin's Farm in Greenfield, which produces a variety of mulch and compost products.