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Two new leaders join The Crew!

Two new leaders join The Crew!

Welcome to Getting to Know the Crew, where we introduce our full-time, part-time, long-time and newest members of our team! As our team expanded quite a bit over the last couple of years, we decided to bring on some key hires to join our leadership team. Let us introduce a couple seasoned professionals who have recently joined Compost Crew. First,…

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Sustainable Chefs: Tony Hull

Sustainable Chefs: Tony Hull

While some of us find it daunting to put together a meal for a small group, Chef Tony Hull doesn’t flinch at having hundreds of guests for a single meal. As the Executive Chef of the JW Marriott in Washington, DC, his events can include upwards of 1,000 people for lunch or dinner.  By his estimates, the hotel’s kitchen staff…

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Compost Fellow Spotlight: Mina Bahadori

Compost Fellow Spotlight: Mina Bahadori

To recognize the talented Crew members involved with our Composting Fellowship program, we’re sitting down with past and present participants in the program. You can read the first installment of this series spotlighting Brian Campos here.  The Compost Crew Fellowship offers hands-on experience and training in composting operations provided by a MDA Certified Compost Facility Operator. Today we’re spotlighting Mina…

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What becoming a public benefit corporation means to us

What becoming a public benefit corporation means to us

To begin 2022, Compost Crew became a public benefit corporation, changing our legal status from a limited liability corporation.  This change codifies our commitment to protecting the planet and creating high-paying jobs for a diverse workforce while running a profitable business.    Our home state of Maryland actually was the first state to adopt legislation creating public benefit corporations.  A public…

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Compost Fellow Spotlight: Brian Campos

Compost Fellow Spotlight: Brian Campos

Last year our team launched Compost Crew’s Composting Fellowship program. The fellowship offers hands-on experience and training in composting operations provided by a MDA Certified Compost Facility Operator.  Our fellows gain exposure to compost industry learning materials and opportunities including hands-on sales experience, commercial compost facility tours, compost industry seminars, networking opportunities, and academic materials. In this series we’re sitting…

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Sustainable Chefs: Brian Hatfield

Sustainable Chefs: Brian Hatfield

Welcome back to our sustainable chef series, where we’re connecting with local chefs to spotlight their ingenuity and creativity as they work to reduce waste in the kitchen. In previous installments we featured Rob Rubba from Oyster Oyster and Liv and Zach from Toki Underground.  Due to the scale of food waste produced by restaurants, chefs have the power to…

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Giving Back this December

Giving Back this December

And, just like that, 2021 is almost over!  To celebrate the holiday season this year, our team at Compost Crew will be giving back to our community here in the DMV.  For each new customer who signs up in December, we will make a donation to a local charity working to fight food insecurity.  These organizations help fight food waste…

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FAQs Explained: Where do my food scraps actually go? 

FAQs Explained: Where do my food scraps actually go? 

By: Thomas Fazio, Organics Solutions Manager If you’re composting with Compost Crew, you know your food scraps are being collected and transformed into nutrient-rich soil amendment. But where does that process take place? In years past, Compost Crew brought 100% of our residential customers’ food scraps to commercial facilities in the DMV. Many of our routes continue to go to…

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