By: Cory Groshek
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Effective 8/1/2023, we will be making one of the most significant improvements we have ever made to our Waste Reduction Rewards Program (which is just one of three rewards programs we offer to our Residential subscribers, which you can learn more about at www.GBCompost.com/Rewards).
Effective 8/1/2023, Residential subscribers pounds diverted from landfill, which we track publicly via the Greener Bay Compost Leaderboard at www.GBCompost.com/Leaderboard, will be converted to “Compost Points,” which can be redeemed (or “cashed in”) with us, in either 100 or 500 point increments, for bags of our finely sifted, premium compost (which, for those who don’t know, we sell year-round at www.GBCompost.com/Compost).
100 Points = (1) Gallon bag of compost
500 Points = (1) Cubic Foot bag of compost
(For reference, a cubic foot of compost is equivalent to just shy of six and a half gallons of compost)
Please note: As per our current Waste Reduction Rewards Program terms, we will provide Points to subscribers only in exchange for the contents of 100% contaminant-free buckets, on the basis of one Point per each qualifying pound. Simply put, contaminated bucket contents = no Compost Points (and so now may be a good time to review our List of Acceptable and Not Acceptable Materials, located at www.GBCompost.com/List).
We are able to make this improvement to our Waste Reduction Rewards Program in large part due to the fact that in our second year of existence (August 2022 to present), we more than doubled the volume of food waste (and other organics) we divert from landfill each week (thanks in large part to the massive amounts of waste we pick up each week from our Commercial subscribers, which include Glass Nickel Pizza, Kavarna Coffeehouse, Bellin Hospital & Psychiatric Center, and St. Vincent Hospital), compared to our first year (August 2021 to August 2022), as well as to the introduction of our Gallon-sized bags of compost this past November.
This is a very exciting development for us, because it enables a much larger percentage of our Residential subscribers to earn compost from us, in a much shorter period of time, so more of you can experience the awesomeness of our amazing soil amendment/plant superfood for yourselves (or gift it to your loved ones).
Once this improvement takes effect, the Leaderboard will be updated to reflect subscribers “Compost Points Accrued,” rather than “LBS. OF WASTE DIVERTED FROM LANDFILL SINCE 6/1/22”.
Assuming subscribers contact us to advise us they would like to redeem/”cash in” their Points, we will endeavor to distribute their earned compost to them, free of charge and as soon as possible, on one of their future Bucket Swap/Compost Pickup days.
Please note: Once the above-mentioned Leaderboard update is completed, subscribers will be expected to proactively visit the Leaderboard (www.GBCompost.com/Leaderboard) and to contact us, at their convenience, using any of the contact methods available at www.GBCompost.com/Contact, to advise us as to when/how they would like to redeem their Compost Points. Effective 8/1/2023, will no longer be sending individual emails to subscribers to notify them that they have “earned compost” (or accrued a certain number of Compost Points), with rare exception.
Please also note that our compost is, as always, subject to availability, which means we may or may not always have it available, in certain bag sizes, or at certain points in time. That said, we work very hard to ensure our compost is available year-round, in both Gallon and Cubic Foot bags, for both sale and as a reward for our subscribers, and will always do our best to fulfill any requests our subscribers may make to redeem/”cash in” their points (even if such requests are made in the middle of winter).
If you have any questions or concerns about the content of this announcement, please do not hesitate to contact us using any of the contact methods available at www.GBCompost.com/Contact.
Until next time, best wishes & happy composting!
By: Cory Groshek
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At Greener Bay Compost, we are proud to share with you the following two huge announcements!
First, we have officially launched our Loyalty and Waste Reduction Rewards Program, to not only reward subscribers for their loyalty to us, but also for diverting as much of their organic, would-be waste as possible from landfill to our compost piles.
The way this program works is simple:
For every 15 pounds of organic, would-be waste our subscribers place in their compost buckets (not including the weight of our buckets, lids, and BioBag compostable bucket liners), our subscribers will earn one pound of finished compost, which is like “black gold” for gardens of all kinds!
The only catch is that for our subscribers to be eligible to claim this finished compost, they must remain a subscriber of ours for at least six months.
Please note: Signing up for one of our 6-Months-Paid-in-Full Plans, in and of itself, does not render a subscriber eligible for finished compost. Only spending at least six full, consecutive months of Curbside Compost Pickup Services from us, with no breaks in service, will render a subscriber eligible for finished compost.
We anticipate having finished compost ready to give out come early Spring of 2022, so if you’re not yet a subscriber of ours and would like to get in on some our amazing finished compost, you will want to make sure you subscribe to one of our Curbside Compost Pickup Plans no later than the end of September or October, 2021, so as to ensure you’ve been a subscriber of ours for long enough to qualify for said compost, prior to Spring planting time!
The same goes for friends, family members, and/or co-workers you may have been trying to convince to also sign up with us. If you’ve been having trouble convincing them to sign up with us based on the benefits of our services to our environment and community alone, now you have a whole new, much more personally beneficial incentive you can tell them about!
Please note: Because we have been weighing our subscribers full buckets since the inception of our business, all existing subscribers of ours will be receiving retroactive credit for the poundage they have already provided to us in weeks past, toward their future finished compost.
To make it easy for our existing subscribers to keep track of how many months of service they’ve had with us, how much organic, would-be waste they’ve included in their bucket, how many pounds of finished compost they’ve earned, and how many pounds of finished compost they’ve claimed, we will be creating personal Rewards Program webpages for each of our subscribers, which they can visit, with no login necessary. Existing subscribers can expect a separate email from us in the days ahead with links to these webpages.
Please note that we understand that not all of our subscribers are gardeners and therefore may have little to no need for the finished compost they may earn from us. As such, any subscribers who earns finished compost will have a several options with regards to what can be done with said compost:
Further to the point about telling friends, family members, and/or co-workers about us, we are also proud to announce that, in conjunction with our Loyalty and Waste Reduction Rewards Program, we have launched our Referral Rewards Program, which will see our existing subscribers earn a pound of finished compost for every new subscriber they refer to us who signs up for one of our Month-to-Month Curbside Compost Pickup plans, or a five pounds of finished compost for every new subscriber who signs up for one of our 6-Months-Paid-in-Full Curbside Compost Pickup plans, regardless of how many months of service the referring subscriber has had with us.
To facilitate this Referral Rewards Program, we have added a “Referred By” field to our subscription forms at www.GBCompost.com. To ensure you get credit for referring your friends, family members, and/or co-workers to us, please be sure to emphasize to such individuals the importance of naming you in this field, so we will know who we owe finished compost to.
If for some reason a friend, family member, or co-worker you’ve referred to us neglects to put your name in the “Referred By” field, simply have them Contact Us at www.GBCompost.com/Contact to let us know who referred them, and we will make sure you get credit for the referral.
Please note: The aforementioned, individual Rewards Program webpages we will be creating for our existing subscribers will also contain details on how many others our subscribers have referred to us, how many pounds of finished compost they’ve earned based on their referrals, and how much of this finished compost they’ve claimed.
Having said all of the above, it is important to note that finished compost from Greener Bay Compost is always subject to availability. In other words, it is possible that we will be unable to provide finished compost to our subscribers, even when they’ve earned it and are eligible to claim it, due to a lack of said compost being in existence.
Should finished compost not be available at the time subscribers who are eligible to claim it make a claim to it, such subscribers will retain the right claim said compost at its earliest availability, and we will do our best here at Greener Bay Compost to keep all our subscribers informed as to availability of finished compost via www.GBCompost.com, email, and social media. Furthermore, we will provide said compost to eligible subscribers in the order in which we’ve received claims for said compost.
Should we have finished compost leftover after providing the amount of it we owe to our subscribers who have earned it, we will then endeavor to sell this leftover compost at a tentative price of $1.50 per pound, and anyone who would like to purchase this compost, whether a subscriber of ours or not, will be able to do so through www.GBCompost.com, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
If you have any questions or concerns about either of our new Rewards Programs, please do not hesitate to contact us using any of the contact options available at www.GBCompost.com/Contact or visit www.GBCompost.com/Rewards for more details! And thank you, as always, for helping us make Green Bay a little greener every day!