Why Compost?

Save landfill space

25%-35% of US landfill space is occupied by compostable, organic materials. You can do your own small part to help by voluntarily composting your food scraps. We understand that composting is not everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s why Compost With Me is here to help put your good intentions into action! Our weekly collection of your organic kitchen waste takes the hassle out of composting, and we will return naturally-cured compost to you for use in your garden.

Less trash weight, volume, & odor

Our customers often (excitedly) tell us how their weekly trash volume decreased when they started composting. It’s true- and not only do the volume and weight go down, but odors vanish too. Fewer odors mean that your trash can is less attractive to dogs, raccoons, and crows; and that’s something we can all appreciate.

Reduce methane gas emissions

Methane (CH4) is a potent greenhouse gas with 20 times the global-warming potential of carbon dioxide. Landfills are the third largest source of CH4 emissions in the United States. As food waste decomposes in a landfill in the absence of oxygen, this anaerobic process produces methane. Aerobic composting, which we practice on our farm, does not produce methane.

Create natural fertilizer for your garden

Gardeners love using our compost to help their gardens grow! Compost With Me processes your food scraps along with other organic materials such as leaves, horse manure, and tree prunings to make a rich and healthy soil amendment. Composting a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and other organic materials produces a nutrient-rich humus which renews soil vitality. Compost provides slow-release nutrients and minerals to your plantings, improves the moisture holding capacity of your soil, provides healthy earthworm habitat, and adds beneficial micro-organisms to your soil.

Start a family project

Composting is a fun and educational activity. Engage your family in learning about how food waste can be returned to the soil via composting. Kids love exploring this process and can actively participate in selecting materials to go into your pail every day. The whole family can garden with our clean, earthy-smelling, cured compost.

It’s good for the earth

Composting is good for the Earth! We make the process happen a little faster than it does in a backyard compost pile by shredding woody or tough plant materials, monitoring water content and temperature, and ensuring proper aeration by regularly turning the mixture. Under the proper conditions insects, worms, and micro-organisms all help to break down the organic matter to produce compost. By composting your food scraps you participate in a planet-friendly process that reduces problems associated with solid waste disposal, and creates a healthy, nature material that will benefit your garden or yard when returned to the soil.