Compost with us!

Since 2013 Community Composting has been collecting food scraps in the Rochester Area. Composting greatly reduces greenhouse gases, curbs the need for landfills, and replenishes our soils. We hope you'll join us.

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Why Compost?

Curb the need for landfills. Roughly half of what ends up in the landfill can be composted. By composting our food scraps we can greatly reduce our dependence on landfills.

Replenish our soils. Organic compost is the most effective way to grow organic crops. Artificial fertilizers wreak havoc on local systems and require a serious petroleum based infrastructure.

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions. When organic matter decomposes anaerobically it produces methane, a greenhouse gas that is 30 times more potent than CO2. 


Together, we have diverted 1,040,402 lbs from the landfill.

That's CO2 equivalent of taking 210 cars off the road for a year!

1,976,764 lbs of CO2-e emissions avoided.
When organic material is sent to the landfill it breaksdown through a process called anaerobic digestion. Methane is a byproduct of this process. While carbon dioxide is typically painted as the bad boy of greenhouse gases, methane is roughly 30 times more potent as a heat-trapping gas. CO2-e is a carbon dioxide equivalent. read more

How does it work?

Our goal is to make composting as clean and easy as possible. Signup and we'll deliver a bucket to your door. Put your food scraps in the bin and place it outside the night before your scheduled service day. Each week we'll pick up the bin and give you a fresh one. In the Spring, you'll be eligible to receive finished compost.

We take it all!

We accept all food scraps including meat, dairy, bones and shellfish. We also take paper/wood products, flowers, and yard trimmings. If it grows; it goes!

Frequently Asked Questions

No contracts

We don't believe you should have to pay for service you don't use. If you are going out of town or don't need service, you can request service skips from our website or via SMS. We'll credit your account for the unused service.


Landfull not landfill

Our customers feel great knowing their food scraps are converted into local organic soils. Keeping organics out of the landfill means cleaner air, water, and land for us all.

Our Mission