Because Food Waste is NOT Garbage.
We are Green Bay’s premier compost company, serving Northeastern Wisconsin with our Award-Winning Residential and Commercial Compost Pickup & Drop-Off Services, plus sales of our finely sifted, premium compost.
Now accepting bones, cooked meat, and both solid and soft dairy!
If you want to know how to compost or where to find compost for sale in Green Bay, De Pere, Allouez, Ashwaubenon, Bellevue, Hobart, Howard, Lawrence, Ledgeview, Rockland, or Suamico, Wisconsin, then you’ve come to the right place!
Who We Are
Greener Bay Compost is Green Bay’s premier compost company, serving Northeastern Wisconsin with our Award-Winning Residential and Commercial Compost Pickup & Drop-Off Services, plus sales of our finely sifted, premium compost.
If you’re looking for an Easy, Clean, Convenient, and Green way to reach your sustainability and waste reduction goals and reduce your carbon footprint, whether you’re an individual/family or a business, then you’ve come to the right place!
Our Compost Pickup and Drop-Off Services, which are essentially Waste Management services mixed with Recycling operations, were designed to help our environment by diverting as much would-be organic waste (such as food scraps) from landfill as possible and composting it.
What We Do
Every week, we collect would-be organic waste (such as fruit and vegetable scraps, spent coffee grounds, egg shells, plain paper/cardboard items, etc.), which would normally end up in a landfill, from our 100+ subscribers (via five-gallon buckets and paper bags, generally) and transport it to our compost site in the Town of Lessor (Shawano County, Wisconsin), where we convert it into a nutrient-rich soil amendment known as compost, which we then reward our subscribers with, donate to local organizations (such as the Northeastern Wisconsin Master Gardeners), and sell to the general public.
The process we use to compost this waste is known as “hot composting,” which generally involves building large piles with a mix of nitrogen-heavy materials (such as food scraps, garden waste, spent coffee grounds, etc.) and carbon-rich materials (such as shredded paper and cardboard, fall leaves, wood shavings, etc.), which are then turned and watered, as necessary, for several months, which keeps tiny microbes inside the piles alive and thriving.
(Important to note: This process, unlike landfilling, produces no methane—a toxic greenhouse gas more than 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide.).
These microbes, along with fungi, insects, and various other organisms (with assistance from us), break down the material in our piles over the course of about 13-14 weeks into what is known as “finished compost,” an amazing soil amendment that closely resembles soil, with a rich, dark brown color and a “clean, sweet smell,” which is ready to use in all gardens, flower beds, and agricultural operations, as well as on lawns.
In our first year of operation (from August 2021 through August 2022), we composted approximately 30,000 pounds (15 tons) of our subscribers’ waste. To put this number into perspective, it is equivalent to:
🔴 About 818 net pounds of methane that could have been produced by this waste, had it rotted in a landfill, but wasn’t, because we composted it instead…
🟠 …which is equivalent to about 20,460 net pounds of CO2 (carbon dioxide) that, likewise, was NOT released into our atmosphere
🟡 …which is like two average, combustion engine cars being taken off of our roads for an entire year
🟢 …912 gallons of gasoline not consumed in one year
🔵 …or 1.12 homes not being powered for an entire year
And the best part is, we’re just getting started!
Our Continued Growth
As of the time of this writing, we have over 140 Residential subscribers, plus a handful of Commercial Subscribers, have produced and distributed thousands of pounds of our finely sifted, premium compost, been featured on/in the news multiple times (including on NBC26, Fox11, and Local 5 Live and in the Press Times), and diverted over 29 tons of organic waste from local landfills, thereby saving all the Municipalities we serve (and their taxpayers) countless dollars on waste hauling.
We are currently looking into the feasibility of offering additional services, including:
• “One-time pickup” services for large amounts of one-off organic materials (such as Fall leaves)
• Safe, secure, and sustainable document destruction services
• Home compost consulting and support services
• Unique advertising opportunities for other small, local businesses
We are also considering expanding our Residential and Commercial Compost Pickup Services into the Fox Valley (an area which would include Appleton, Combined Locks, Grand Chute, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, Menasha, and Neenah), but are currently focused on growing our subscriber base and suite of services in the Green Bay metropolitan area (specifically, in Green Bay, Allouez, Ashwaubenon, Bellevue, De Pere, Hobart, Howard, Ledgeview, and Suamico).
If you have any questions or concerns about us or our services, please do not hesitate to Contact Us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. We are always here to help!
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