At Tayst, we’re committed to Earth First, and protecting the environment while making the process simple and enjoyable. Part of that mission means highlighting businesses that are helping combat pollution and food waste in creative and unique ways.
Below are some amazing companies doing their part to make composting easy and efficient. By participating in a composting program, you can help eliminate harmful greenhouse gas emissions from landfills, support your local economy, and give nutrient-rich soil back to the community.
We’ll be adding to this list over time, so feel free to bookmark this page and check back soon if you don’t currently see a business listed near your area. Own or know of a business that should be on this list? Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what cool things people in your city are up to.
Scraps Mile High
Scraps is taking sustainability in Denver to a whole new level. Before Scraps, residents in apartments and multi-family buildings didn’t have a way to collect and properly dispose of their compost. That’s what founder Christi Turner set out to solve.
Now the company works with local building owners to offer customized compost pickup services for all kinds of residents and businesses, from single-family and multi-family homes to restaurants and other small businesses. And if that isn’t cool enough, Scraps is entirely “pedal-powered” by bikes and trikes.
Learn more about how Scraps is helping Denver’s economy and environment by visiting their website.
Florida (Tampa Bay)
The Tampa Bay area throws away 1.3 million pounds of food every day, 95% of which ends up being burned or dumped into a landfill. That’s why Suncoast Compost is committed to alleviating the problem and turning food waste back into, well, food!
Keeping food out of landfills significantly reduces the amount of methane — a gas 20x more harmful than carbon dioxide — in the atmosphere. And when that nearly 40 million tons of waste gets composted into nutrient-rich soil, it combats food insecurity by allowing more food to be grown for everyone.
See how Suncoast Compost is fighting climate change and food insecurity by clicking here.
What was once Compost Wheels in Atlanta has merged to become Compost Now. The business is growing to become the national go-to for composting while supporting the individual communities it works with.
CompostNow members — which include homes, offices, and restaurants — get personalized pick-up on their regular garbage service days. For homes specifically, the company will track your waste reduction and compost creation down to the pound. Then, you can choose to receive compost in return or share it with local community gardens and urban farms to keep the “nutrient cycle” in your community.
Check out their website to see how CompostNow is inspiring a movement across the country.
WasteNot Compost was founded when Liam Donnelly started working at a local café at only 15 years old. At the end of his shifts, he would take food and coffee waste home with him to compost in his backyard. The café began paying him for food scrap diversion, and WasteNot Compost was born.
Now the company services homes and all types of businesses including schools, restaurants, farmers markets, and, of course, coffee shops — and they do it all with zero-emission bicycle power. All business clients also receive benefits by way of green marketing, diversion metrics, and compost certifications.
Visit the company website to see what WasteNot Compost can do for you and your community.
New York (Rochester)
Community Composting has single-handedly eliminated nearly 2 million pounds of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions since 2013. That’s like taking 212 cars off the road for a year. “If it grows, it goes,” they say, composting everything from meat and dairy to leaves and yard trimmings.
Community Composting also works with local schools to educate youth into turning composting into a social norm. They do this not only by making compost donations to promote school and community gardens, but by providing literature and resources for the classroom.
See all the things Community Composting is doing in Rochester by clicking here.
North Carolina (Raleigh)
The same CompostNow that’s in Atlanta is also in Raleigh — see above!
In case you missed it, CompostNow works with homes, offices, and restaurants to keep the “nutrient cycle” circulating in every community it works with. They’ll even track your waste reduction and compost creation down to the pound.
Learn more here.
Composting can sometimes seem like a hassle, but that doesn’t have to be the case if you’re living in the Nashville area. Compost Nashville makes the process simple. Fill up your bucket, put it outside every week, and receive compost in return twice a year.
Compost Nashville partners with The Compost Company to accept more than you might expect: food waste, meal leftovers including meat and dairy, coffee grounds and filters, napkins and paper towels, paper plates and cups, toilet paper, dryer lint, nail clippings, pet hair, and more.
Check out Compost Nashville and discover how simple composting can be.
Compost Cab puts community at the forefront of composting. They partner with local urban farms, gardens, nonprofits, and government agencies to promote food production, education, nutrition, and job creation. Their mission? Zero waste.
By keeping this vision at the core of everything they do, Compost Cab is able to provide tools and support to organizations for things from compost collection and training to data reporting, waste auditing, and LEED expertise.
Discover all the ways that Compost Cab is helping the community by visiting their website.