Composting

Compost Crew comes to Ellicott City!

Compost Crew comes to Ellicott City!

by Kathleen Turk, Organic Solutions Associate Compost Crew was started nearly 10 years ago in Montgomery County.  We have grown over the years to serve the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia.  Maryland is our home and we’re always looking for ways to help more homes in the Free State keep their food scraps out of the landfill.  We’re excited…

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Compost Crew now serving Reston residents!

Compost Crew now serving Reston residents!

by Sarah Cedro, Residential Composting Analyst Compost Crew is a small company, but our mission is big. Our goal is to eliminate food waste from landfills, so there’s no time to rest. We are continuously expanding, making it easier for people throughout the DMV to compost their organic waste.  We’re excited to announce that Compost Crew has begun serving homes…

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There’s a new compost facility in Virginia!

There’s a new compost facility in Virginia!

by Ben Parry, CEO The Greater Washington D.C. region produces approximately 700,000 tons of food waste annually – more than the weight of every Boeing 747 ever built.  Only a fraction of that gets composted or recycled in any way.  The region has few composting facilities that accept food scraps, which over time could limit our ability to divert food…

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Composting or Anaerobic Digestion?

Composting or Anaerobic Digestion?

By Ben Parry, CEO In a recent article in The Spinoff, Kate Walmsley, a community composter in New Zealand, wrote an article headlined “Why industrial anaerobic digestion is not the answer to food waste.”   In the article, she provides a number of arguments to support her case that composting is a vastly superior solution for disposing of food scraps.…

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Falls Church composting program passes 650 homes

Falls Church composting program passes 650 homes

by Dan Israel, Head of Marketing The City of Falls Church has surpassed 650 homes who are participating in its residential curbside food scrap collection program.  This means more than 20% of single family homes in the City are participating.  Originally started in 2017 with roughly 300 households, the program has grown steadily to become the largest curbside collection program…

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You can make a difference!

You can make a difference!

by Dan Israel, Head of Marketing Did you ever want to do more to help the environment, but weren’t sure where to start?  If you’re reading this blog, hopefully you’re already composting with us, which is a great first step.  Maybe you donate money to environmental causes ‒ also important.  What if you could take some easy steps to do…

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