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Compost Nashville is a local composting service that offers curbside food scrap (and other compostable materials) pickup for homes, businesses, and events.

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Compost Nashville offers residential and commercial composting services with a variety of scheduled pickup days.

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Did you know that food doesn’t break down well when it’s just thrown in the trash? In fact, it produces methane in landfills, which is a powerful greenhouse gas (think: 25x more potent than CO2).

Luckily, composting food does not produce methane because it is given enough oxygen for aerobic (read: oxygen-loving) microbes to break it down. Here’s a quick composting refresher: You’ll collect fruits, veggies, and other items that have to be commercially composted, like meat, dairy, bones, oils + compostable plastics.

Compost Nashville aims to make composting the easiest step Nashvillians can take toward a more sustainable future thanks to their carbon-negative-based services.

To get composting, simply:

  1. Create an account
  2. Select a service level.
  3. Get your bin delivered (don’t worry, it’s replaced every week with a clean one).
  4. Fill it up.
  5. Get finished compost in return.

Compost Nashville’s residential service options include:

  • Weekly pick up of 1 bin: Most common match (which comes with a two-week free trial)
  • Weekly pick up of 2 bins: Best for larger households or avid gardeners who tend to produce more waste
  • Bi-weekly pick up of 1 bin: Best for low-wasters or people who live alone

Get familiar with items Compost Nashville does and does not accept.

Take the 2-minute quiz to find your service level

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