Why should I separate my waste to be composted?
Complete the Cycle!
By contributing to composting, you are completing the nutrient cycle. Composting helps return the nutrients from your food to the soil in a completely natural way, without the use of chemicals! Local farmers in Monmouth County then use this nutrient rich compost in soil to grow crops that can end up back on your table!
Cut down on landfill waste
Every American throws away about 400 pounds of compostable waste every year. That means by composting, you are directly reducing the amount of waste in landfills. Image if everyone did it, so tell your friends and family too!
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
When food waste decomposes in a landfill, the process releases the greenhouse gas methane, a greenhouse gas 21 times more harmful than carbon dioxide. When composted, food waste undergoes a different process that does not produce methane, but rather produces soil full of nutrients, what farmers call "black gold"!
How does the service work?
Separate compostables from non-compostables
Each customer will receive a list containing the most regularly found household items that can be composted and what cannot. If what you have is not on the list and you are unsure if whether to toss it or not, just send us a text!
Where do I throw my compostable waste?
A very convenient 2.4 gallon kitchen compostables collection bin (with a smell-grabbing carbon filter) comes included with the service along with compostable garbage bags. The only thing you need to provide is a larger container to keep your smaller bags in if you fill up the 2.4 gallon bin more than once during the week.
What if I run out of bags?
Not to worry! Whenever you run out of bags, just shoot us a text and we'll drop off a new box with your next pick-up. Never go bagless again!
But doesn't the carbon filter need to be replaced?
Yes! Which is why we also send you a replacement filter every 3 months, keeping your kitchen smelling fresh and clean!