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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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Fairfax Schools are On the Road to Composting

Fairfax Schools are On the Road to Composting

Marshall Road Elementary School has made sustainability a central theme. Marshall Roads’ Principal Matthew Chapman and staff believe one of their responsibilities is to guide children in being environmentally conscious. Located in Vienna, Virginia, the school has over 700 students who have proven receptive and enthusiastic about composting, not without some planning from the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Monica Nuno…

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Blue Henry Slices their Waste in Half

Blue Henry Slices their Waste in Half

Detroit-born, Adrienne Walker, is the owner and operator of Blue Henry, a local Maryland company that makes cocktail ingredients. This growing business recently marked its five-year anniversary on its mission to offer simple, fun and sustainable products to its customers. Walking into their Capitol Heights location, you are hit with a pleasant aroma that radiates from fruit being prepped for…

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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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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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Community Program Spotlight: Shoshana Sommer

Community Program Spotlight: Shoshana Sommer

Edited by: Sarah Cedro, Residential Composting Analyst Compost Crew’s community programs offer discounted rates when groups of residents within a designated area sign up for our service.  In today’s spotlight we sat down with Shoshana Sommer, an Eckington resident.  Since Shoshana became a community champion in March, she’s helped to get many of her neighbors composting, which has meant lower…

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