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Food scrap overload!

Food scrap overload!

by Jacquie Anderson, Customer Service and Office Manager We all have weeks when we wonder “What in the world did we eat this week that my compost bin is overflowing??”  Have you ever found yourself in this predicament?  Having additional food scraps periodically is par for the course.  Sometimes we have family or friends over to share a meal.  These…

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Why Compost?

Why Compost?

By Kathleen Turk, Organics Solutions Associate  In some places in the United States, including San Francisco, Seattle and ‒ as of this month ‒ the state of Vermont, composting food waste is mandatory.  Closer to home, in the DMV people make a choice to start composting their food scraps. If you’re not required to do it, why do people choose…

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Bugs in your bin?

by Thomas Fazio, Organic Solutions Manager Yuck!  I recently  opened my compost bin to find bugs crawling around the lid of my bin.  It was not a pleasant experience.  Unfortunately, this time of year maggots show up every now and then.  The good news is they are usually a sign of clean compost and are by no means harmful to…

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What can I compost?

What can I compost?

by Kristie Blumer, Organic Solutions Senior Manager Some of the most frequent questions we get here at Compost Crew are about whether specific items can be composted.  And we’re here to help. We provide our customers with a comprehensive list of what can go in the bin, as well as those things that should be left out.  In short, any…

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Don’t Just Talk. Act Against Racism and Hate.

by Ben Parry, CEO Compost Crew employs 21 people, 60% of whom are black.  80% of our drivers – the heart and soul of our food scrap collection operation – are black.   In normal times I would not find it important to report these numbers.  I mention it now because I want to raise a few topics, in light…

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Introducing the Compost Crew blog

Introducing the Compost Crew blog

by Dan Israel, Head of Marketing Compost Crew has grown a lot as a company over the past year.  We’re now on the road seven days a week, with seven trucks serving our nearly 5,000 customers in the DMV region from Baltimore to Woodbridge, Va. and from Reston, Va. to Bowie, Md. ‒ and everywhere in between.  We have a…

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