How It Works

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Grab a Bucket:

Sign up on our website and we will deliver a compost bucket to your front door within a couple of days! 

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Fill the Bucket:

When you’re cooking, keep your veggie scraps and toss them into your seal-tight bucket

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Swap the Bucket:

Every Tuesday night, set your bucket on the curb. One of our Fairies will swap it with a clean one on Wednesday.

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Get Your Compost:

In the Spring & Fall (right when you need to plant), we will deliver finished compost to your front door.

Don’t need your compost? We would love to donate it to one of our partner schools.

Join The Compost Fairy

Why Compost? 

Compost” in Latin means “to bring together.”

Compost is a mixture of decayed or decaying organic matter used to fertilize soil. The creation of compost is as old as the first plant on Earth. In the forest, we just call it humus. Modern composting is nothing more than the speeding up the naturally occurring process. Compost is usually made by gathering plant material, such as leaves, grass clippings, and vegetable peels, into a pile or bin and letting it decompose as a result of the action of aerobic bacteria, fungi, and other organisms.

Why should you have to buy something that nature makes for free out of stuff some people throw away? On average, 35% of the waste we produce at home is food waste. 75% of that is compostable. Nature works in cycles, not conveyor belts. Throwing away compostable materials and burying them in landfills is not a sustainable solution. Even more, once these materials are saved, we can create rich, dense soil for our flowers, trees, & veggies. Healthy soil makes healthy plants that are more resistant to drought, disease and other stresses. Feed the soil with compost – keep good dirt from going bad.

What to Compost