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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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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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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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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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Compost Outposts: ECO City Farms

Compost Outposts: ECO City Farms

Our partners at ECO City Farms have joined our fleet of Compost Outposts® by erecting a new modular composting site at their farm in Bladensburg, MD. Established in 2010, ECO City Farms is a non-profit, multicultural, Certified Naturally Grown, urban teaching farm. Currently, ECO manages three farms in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Their mission is to grow great food, farms…

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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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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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