Commercial Composting Services

Helping Houston, Austin, Dallas and Waco businesses turn
food waste into compost

For years, composting has been relegated to being primarily the domain of gardeners and environmentalists. 

At Moonshot Compost, we’re bringing this incredibly beneficial process for diverting food waste from landfills out of backyards and into the corporate world. 

Our commercial composting services empower businesses to:

  • reduce your ecological footprint
  • give back to your local community
  • demonstrate to your stakeholders your ESG commitment.

We serve businesses in Houston, Austin, Dallas, and Waco. Contact us today to take your Moonshot.


Collecting From Restaurants, Schools, and More


Houston has one of the most diverse food scenes in the world, but what every restaurant shares is food waste to the tune of half-a-pound per meal, waste that can be turned into a valuable commodity.


Take all that unclaimed food your coworkers leave in the office fridge and help your company contribute to local sustainability efforts. 

Schools & Colleges

There are 14 major institutions of learning in and around Houston, with many more satellite campuses and K-12 schools beside. Waste diverted from all those cafeterias, dorms, and apartments can do a lot of good in the community.


Houston’s medical footprint is immense, and the amount of food waste produced by the industry is equally large, and an enormous opportunity to reduce strain on landfills.

Many other types of operations can take advantage of our services, including:

  • Assisted Living Centers
  • Daycares
  • Country Clubs
  • Food Halls

Divert Your Food Waste in 3 Easy Steps

Set Aside Compostables

After we consult with you to understand the scope of your desired composting program, we arrange the pickup schedule that works for you. We are TRUE AdvisorTM certified and can plan as robust a waste diversion program as you want. All pre-consumer compostables are acceptable. We can also take post-consumer waste, in some cases. Contact us for more information!

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We Pick Up Your Food Waste

Everything you need to collect the compostable waste–drums, compostable bags, and outdoor bins with airtight lids (so no foul smells to worry about)–is provided by us. We leave you a clean bin and fresh bags at every pickup.

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We’ll Report Your Impact

After every pickup, we calculate the pounds diverted from landfills and report the diversions, methane emissions avoided, and compost created. This makes it easy to broadcast your accomplishments to your customers and inspire your team.

“Moonshot has been a great partner by helping us reach our Net Zero goals…”

“For over two years, Moonshot has been a great partner to by by helping us reach our Net Zero goals in a very tangible way. We now compost 100% of the appropriate waste from the two restaurants on our Houston campus, diverting all of it from the landfill. At the same time, this program is helping our culinary team become more aware of how they can minimize all waste. The compost we receive from Moonshot is used in our community vegetable garden, the vegetables used in our kitchens, the waste composted, the compost used in our garden…”

Joe Abuso

Global Director of Food & Beverage, bp

Join the Mooniverse!

See How Much Your Fellow Texans Are Composting

Explore the map to see the businesses and residents near you who are taking their Moonshot and helping keep thousands of pounds of compostables out of landfills.


Boast How Much Waste You’re Diverting

Your waste diversion achievements are easy to track and share via your personalized Diversion Dashboard. Here you’ll find monthly and overall stats on how many pounds of waste you’ve diverted from landfills, the equivalent amount of emissions avoided, and more that you can use in your ESG reporting and sustainability marketing.

Although the environmental aspect of composting is the most readily identifiable, it also bears positive fruit within the social and governance elements.

See how else composting can help your ESG efforts.

Making Composting a No-Brainer

A clean bin with each collection

Employee training to ensure your compost is uncontaminated

Simple list of what’s collectable. See it here


What Happens to Your Food Waste?

Call us nerds, but we think it’s really cool how spoiled food and leftovers can become a valuable commodity when given enough time and a place to relax. Where is that, you ask?

Your Moonshot collections are transformed into compost at commercial composting facilities, after which it finds multiple practical applications.

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Protecting the Environment Sells Itself

We believe the merits of composting are enough to convince your business to work with us. That’s why our sales process is transparent and our sign-up process is easy.

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Commercial Composting FAQs

What type of containers do you offer?

For our commercial services we typically use 55-gallon drums, though container selection is part of our onboarding process.

How often do you collect my compost?

As part of your onboarding, we consult with you to determine a pickup schedule that works for you. In most cases, we collect no more than twice per week.

What happens to the compost you collect?

We take everything we collect to a compost facility, where the food waste is mixed with vegetative waste to become compost. Learn more about what happens to your food waste.

All your questions answered – more commercial composting FAQs.

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Start Turning Your Food Waste into Compost!

Get in touch with us to reduce your ecological footprint, give back to your community, and demonstrate your ESG commitment.

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of food in the U.S. ends up in landfills.
Composting is easy and clean