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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.

How does it work? Signup

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Why Compost?

Curb the need for landfills. Roughly half of what ends up in the landfill can be composted. Composting is a great way to 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. 

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Together, we have diverted 1,154,052 lbs from the landfill.

That's CO2 equivalent of taking 233 cars off the road for a year!

2,192,699 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?

Residential & Business Services

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.

Bin Swap Program

We also accept bin swaps at the Brighton Farmers markets from 9 am - 1 pm on Sundays for $4/swap. learn more

Services

Residential

Starting at $16/month Image
4 gallon


  • Bin Cleaning
  • Flexible Multi-bin Plans
  • Email and SMS Reminders
  • Weight Tracking
  • Automated Billing
  • 6 cubic ft of compost givebacks for every year of membership

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Restaurants & Cafes

Starting at $40/month Image
7 gallon


  • Bin Cleaning
  • Flexible Multi-bin Plans
  • Email and SMS Reminders
  • Weight Tracking
  • Automated Billing
  • 6 cubic ft of compost givebacks for every year of membership

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Offices & Work Places

Starting at $65/month Image
8 gallon


  • Bin Cleaning
  • Flexible Multi-bin Plans
  • Email and SMS Reminders
  • Weight Tracking
  • Automated Billing
  • 6 cubic ft of compost givebacks for every year of membership

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