The average American family produces more than 500 pounds of leftover organic material every year. The vast majority of these organics takes a long, fossil fuel-powered trip to the landfill. Methane from these landfills is equal to around 20 percent of the pollution output of coal-fired power plants in the United States. For every four families that compost with Compost Cab, we keep a ton of organics – 2,000 pounds of what most people still consider trash – out of landfills each year. We compost it locally instead. And in doing so, we create hundreds of pounds of new nutrient-rich, fertile, natural soil.
Urban Composting Space constraints and urban density make composting at home difficult. Traditional compost piles are seldom a real option. Compost tumblers only work for people with houses who are willing to overlook the odor, manage runoff and leakage, and battle rodents and insects. As for apartment dwellers, electric composting units or worm bins are out there. But the fancy indoor units require a significant up-front investment (and can still smell). And keeping live worms at home still appeals to only the hardest of the hard-core.
Compost Cab is Easy Composting needs to be leak-proof, rat-proof, and odor-free. Also, effortless, useful, reasonably priced and without a significant up-front cost.
Our service makes it easy to be Green
At Home We provide you with a standardized bin equipped with a sturdy, compostable bag liner. You fill the bin with your organic material, and once a week, on a reliable, fuel-efficient schedule, Compost Cab picks up the bag, leaving behind only a clean bin with a new liner. No invoicing or annoying paperwork – we’ll just ping your debit or credit card $8 per week per bin. And no long-term commitments. You can stop your service at any time.
In Your Community We support local urban agriculture. Our composting partner is Engaged Community Offshoots, a seed-stage urban farm in College Park, MD. They use finished compost to grow natural, nutritious food for local kids. And because the resulting soil is so fertile, they can grow more efficiently, producing more food per acre. Together with our customers and partners, Compost Cab helps feed people and develop more equitable food.
With Your Business Compost Cab redefines what you think of as waste in your business by:
· Improving your green profile · Saving you money
A Unique Soil-Exchange Program The compost we create from your organics makes for extraordinary soil. It’s beautiful, fertile, and all natural. And it’s yours. Here’s how it works: Once you’ve been with Compost Cab for nine months, you can start claiming your finished compost. For every 50 pounds of organics we collect from you, we’ll deliver you 5 pounds of fresh compost and 1 pound of worm castings, a magical combination for your garden. (These figures vary for commercial partners.) Of course, if you don’t want or need this amazing soil and natural fertilizer, we’re always happy to donate it on your behalf to ECO, our local, not-for-profit urban farm partner, who will then use it to grow more food for our community.
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