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If you’re an Individual or Family in De Pere looking for an Easy, Clean, Convenient, and Green way to recycle your food scraps and associated organics, meet your sustainability goals, or reduce your “carbon footprint,” then look no further!



POUNDS OF FOOD SCRAPS AND ASSOCIATED ORGANICS DIVERTED FROM LANDFILL BY THIS PROGRAM AS OF 6/29/2024:
3395.40



THE HISTORY OF THIS PROGRAM:

In December of 2022, Greener Bay Compost proposed to the De Pere Sustainability Commission that the City of De Pere support Greener Bay Compost’s mission to divert as many food scraps and associated organics from our local landfills as possible, by covering half the cost of our Award-Winning Residential Compost Pickup Services for City of De Pere residents, up to a dollar amount of the City’s choosing.

In November of 2023, $10,000.00 for “food waste composting services” was approved by the De Pere Common Council for inclusion in the Mayor’s Executive Budget for calendar year 2024.

In April of 2024, the De Pere Sustainability Commission and De Pere Common Council agreed to Greener Bay Compost’s proposal and the the City and Greener Bay Compost officially entered into a Public-Private Partnership with each other to establish the De Pere Food Scraps and Organics Program, which is intended to:

    1) make composting at home more accessible and affordable to more people residing in the City of De Pere
    2) reduce the City’s expenses, relative to the hauling and disposal of wet, heavy food waste and save De Pere taxpayers’ money
    3) divert as many food scraps and associated organics from our local landfills as possible, to delay Brown County’s need to build another landfill in the near future, thus saving all Brown County taxpayers’ money
    4) create a “culture of composting” within the borders of De Pere, which will hopefully spread into neighboring Municipalities, and promote, generally, the concept of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”
DE PERE FOOD SCRAPS AND ORGANICS RECYCLING PROGRAM (2024)
in Partnership with Greener Bay Compost
We pick up your food scraps and associated organics from your home, once every two to four weeks, and compost them for you!
Ideal for those living in single-family households or duplexes, and some multi-unit residential buildings.
For as little as $9.00 to $15.00 per month
Open exclusively to residents of the City of De Pere (those living within the City’s corporate limits/borders).
Not sure if you are a City of De Pere resident? CLICK HERE to check if your address is on De Pere’s official City map.
What you get:

Guaranteed composting of your food scraps and associated organics (which is not something that all compost pickup services can offer).

✅ Clean, Food Safe, five gallon buckets (with lids) delivered to your home, either once every other week or once every four weeks, in exchange for your full/semi-full buckets.

✅ A BPI-certified compostable liner inside each bucket, to help keep your buckets clean and make composting with us convenient.

✅ 32 ounces of sawdust, wood shavings, etc. in the bottom of each bucket, to help absorb moisture and control odor.

✅ An up to 50% (or more) reduction in the amount of trash your household produces each week, which may save you time, money, energy, and resources on trash disposal.

✅ Increased awareness as to how most of the food waste in your home occurs, which may cause you to change your shopping and eating habits, thereby saving you money on food/groceries.

✅ A special discount on any 1/4″ screened or unscreened compost you may purchase from us (per our Compost Discount Program).

✅ The opportunity to earn a free gallon sized bag of our 1/4″ screened, premium compost for each new subscriber you refer to us, who initiates service with us (per our Referral Rewards Program).

Please CONTACT US prior to registering for these plans, if you live in a multi-unit residential building, to ensure that your location is serviceable by us.

Every-Four-Weeks Pickup Plan
(you pay $9.00/month, the City of De Pere pays $9.00/month)
(Ideal for households with two or less people, or which eat a lot of canned or frozen produce or “fast food”)
Every-Other-Week Pickup Plan
(you pay $15.00/month, the City of De Pere pays $15.00/month)
(Ideal for households with four or more people, or which are vegan/vegetarian or eat a lot of fresh produce)
ALSO AVAILABLE
“Add a Bucket” option, for just $15.00 extra per month, per bucket)*
For existing Every-Other-Week subscribers for whom one bucket isn’t enough to contain the food scraps and associated organics their household produces.
(* Requires a separate subscription per each additional bucket, which can be cancelled at any time, and which you must pay the entire cost of.)

Please contact us to sign up for this option.



SO HOW DO THESE RESIDENTIAL COMPOST PICKUP SERVICES WORK?
It’s actually very simple!

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We provide you with clean, Food Safe, five gallon buckets (with lids), with BPI-certified compostable liners inside. You remove your bucket lids, revealing wood shavings at the bottom of your buckets (to help control odor and absorb moisture.) You place any materials we consider Acceptable inside your buckets. You place your full/semi-full buckets outside for us, in an acceptable Bucket Swap location, and we swap them out for new, clean buckets every other week or every four weeks, depending upon which of our services you’ve signed up for.
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ALREADY SIGNED UP WITH US?
Click here to make changes to your payment information and/or or download a copy of an invoice. Please note that to cancel your services with us, you must manually contact us at www.GBCompost.com/Contact.