Moonshot offers homeowners, apartment renters, and businesses a simple, economical way to improve their local communities through composting.
Our curbside pickup and drop-off options include collection containers that make it easy to do your part to keep food waste out of landfills, while our in-depth reporting system makes tracking and promoting your contributions a snap.
Whether you’re a business or an individual, here’s the gist of how our pickup service works:
Toss your fruits, veggies, bread, eggshells, and more in the Moonshot-provided compostable bag in your airtight Moonshot bin or step can.
On your collection day(s), put your bin outside, and let us do the rest: exchanging your full bin for a clean one, and restocking your supply of compostable bags.
Use our Diversion Dashboard to monitor and share your composting stats. Twice a year, you can claim delivery of the compost you’ve earned with your collections.
Please note that our residential drop-off service works slightly differently. Go here to learn more.
Composting is a win-win activity, because not only are you creating a valuable substance (compost), you’re eliminating a toxic one (waste).
Excess food constitutes roughly one-fifth of the waste in landfills, which are predicted to run out of space within the next 10 to 15 years.
Composting not only gives us more time to develop new waste-to-energy technologies, it helps us return nutrients to the soil in our communities where responsible food systems such as farm-to-table thrive.
At Moonshot, our mission is to transform the way our society thinks about excess food–to see it not as trash but as a resource.
We think this is every bit as noble and valuable an undertaking as going to the moon in the 1960s, which is why we made our name an homage to that quest.
And who is “we?” Moonshot began as the brainchild of two lifelong Texans and brothers-in-law, Chris Wood and Joe Villa. With Joe’s background in transportation logistics and a shared desire to improve on Houston’s (and other cities’) binary trash-or-recycling waste management program, Moonshot was born.
We recognize that the easier it is to compost, the more likely people are to try it. And the more people we get composting, the more these small environmental gains begin to become big ones. That’s why we want the Moonshot experience to be as convenient and rewarding as possible.