Banana peels, apple cores, grape stems, peach and plum and avocado pits, carrot peelings, melon and citrus rinds, strawberry leaves, onion and garlic skins, asparagus stems, artichoke leaves, pepper stems and seeds, mushroom stems, coffee grounds and filters, egg shells, nut shells, and lots of other organic food waste gets thrown away like trash in most households here in Philadelphia and across the USA.
But these scraps are not trash – they are nutrient rich raw materials we use to make compost.
For just $15/month, Circle Compost will pick up a 5 gallon bucket of your kitchen scraps (and other organic waste on this list) once a week. We do commercial and residential pickup and love preventing materials from going into landfills.
Our program is simple: we provide you with a 5 gallon bucket and lid, you fill it with your food waste, we swing by once a week to empty the bucket.
If you manage a daycare, school, cafe, restaurant, coffee shop, bakery, or office within or close to our service area (see map on this page for our service area), our service may pay for itself – contact us to learn how. You may need more than one bucket to house the scraps we pick up – click here for a look at our tiered pricing on higher volume pickups.
For our residential customers, one bucket should have enough space to hold your scraps for pickup once a week. You’ll likely find yourself generating 30 – 40% less trash per week by using our service, making trash night a lot lighter weight (and less annoying).
Click here for a complete list of what we pick up. When these materials get tossed into trash cans, they go to landfills and release methane, a greenhouse gas that can do up to eighty times more damage to our environment than carbon dioxide emissions. When these materials get tossed into our buckets, they become CO2 absorbing compost used by local farmers and gardeners.