Composting

Compost Back

Compost Back

Getting finished compost is easier than ever! About Compost Back At Compost Crew we are committed to promoting sustainability, making it easier for you to reduce waste and enrich local soils. For as long as we have been in business, our residential customers have had the option to receive finished compost periodically, to use in their gardens, landscaping projects or…

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Introducing Compost Crew’s Farm Feast

Introducing Compost Crew’s Farm Feast

The use of chemical pesticides, herbicides and fungicides have denied microorganisms the opportunity to do work that comes naturally to them. Compost Crew simulates and supports Earth’s regenerative design through a simple practice, composting. We have now made the finished product available for purchase! Farm Feast, our very own brand of compost, can be used at home or for your…

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DC’s Determination to Reduce Food Waste Will Reach More Local Businesses in 2024

DC’s Determination to Reduce Food Waste Will Reach More Local Businesses in 2024

The District of Columbia has over 700,000 residents and an average of 414 tons of food waste that would be sent to landfills, per year, if not for a refuse disposal option. The city recently passed a law that tackles the many ways in which schools, businesses and organizations can combat food waste in the district. This includes purchasing wisely,…

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Warm Weather Composting

Warm Weather Composting

Summer, summer, summertime! The sun is out, the birds are chirping, the days are longer and your organic scraps are getting…warmer. Don’t worry, we have a few tips to help keep your bins clean, reduce odors and keep unwanted guests away throughout the season. While we do the dirty work of picking up, sifting through and composting your food scraps,…

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Compost Outposts: Fairfax

Compost Outposts: Fairfax

“We completed our 4th Compost Outpost in Fairfax County! This Outpost is an excellent illustration of how distributed composting can work for communities.  We will be collecting food scraps from the County’s food scrap drop-off program and municipal buildings and making compost right at the I-66 Transfer Station.” – Ben Parry, Compost Crew CEO On April 5th, Fairfax County held…

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Cleaner Loads: Clothing, Textiles & Dryer Lint

Cleaner Loads: Clothing, Textiles & Dryer Lint

Trends come and go and kids outgrow their clothes at the blink of an eye. This surplus of unwanted articles of clothing can make it difficult to know how to dispose of these items properly, especially when affordable clothing tends to be made of synthetic materials. What’s the difference between synthetic fibers and natural fibers? Natural fibers are derived from…

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Compost Outposts: Butler’s Orchard

Compost Outposts: Butler’s Orchard

Butler’s Orchard is what family is all about. Owned and operated by the Butler family for three generations, with a passion for horticulture, the farm has expanded through the years. Butler’s Orchard is planted on over 300 acres of land in Germantown, MD.  The orchard grows more than 25 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers and trees and offers many family…

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Composting: the ultimate form of recycling

Composting: the ultimate form of recycling

by Dan Israel, SVP of Growth Plastic recycling has been in the news recently, and it’s not positive coverage.  Although recycling bins are present in the majority of homes across the country, research from the groups Beyond Plastics and the Last Beach Cleanup estimate that Americans recycled just six percent of their plastics in 2021, which is a drop from…

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