HOW IT WORKS
1. COLLECT YOUR SCRAPS
After you sign up and give us some info, we bring you a bucket to toss your food scraps in.
2. WE PICK UP
You place the bucket on your porch the night before your pickup day and we will swap it for a squeaky clean bucket.
3. YOU RELAX
We turn it into beautiful compost and keep your scraps from the landfill. We will bring you free compost every spring (with the exception of this year while we get past our startup phase).
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To put it simply, composting is the decomposition of organic matter in an accelerated process with careful attention paid to its temperature, moisture, and oxygen levels. These are the three things that our underground microscopic composting friends can’t live without.
Composting is the process of turning your waste into plant nutrients. It’s the soils’ food!
The simple process is this:
1 – Combine some kind of grain or carbon rich source like coffee or rice hulls with EM1 brand bacteria starter.
2 – Put this in a small bucket with very little oxygen and let is ferment for a week or two.
3 – Combine food scraps with little sprinkles or layers of the grain or hulls you made in the previous step. Fill up a large bin or bucket with this and close it off with as little oxygen as possible.
4 – Open up the bin after 2 to 3 weeks and be amazed by how your scraps have been pickled and “composted” without any added water, oxygen or all that laborious work with a pitchfork!
This process is super fun and we love to teach it to others. Check back in for more detailed content on this process.
We currently service the areas highlighted by the blue, orange, and purple bubbles on the map.
Please contact us to find out how you can expand access to your neighborhood.
Getting neighbors or businesses in your region are a great way to make it cost effective for us to come to your neighborhood!
AT THE INTERSECTION OF FARMING AND SCIENTIFIC INNOVATION
Key City Compost was started by Phil Westcott in 2016 after many years of joyful composting in his back yard. A course with I.L.S.R (Institute for Local Self Reliance) in Washington, DC exposed Phil to new methods and many mentors that encouraged him to pursue his passion. Shortly after starting the business, Phil realized he was surrounded by great friends with incredible skill. Julien Libert and Connor Self joined the team just months after its founding and have been instrumental in this idea becoming a reality.