Commercial Composting FAQs

Moonshot Compost

What are Moonshot Compost’s opening hours?

The Moonshot office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Why don’t you provide commercial pricing on your website?

Because commercial service can be for anything from a small restaurant to a large hospital, we can’t offer a one-size-fits-all price for all businesses. We craft a custom solution for your business to meet your unique needs.

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What communities does Moonshot Compost serve?

We serve commercial enterprises in Houston, Austin, Dallas and Waco and our territory is always expanding, so check back often to see if we’re in your area.

What type of commercial companies do you collect from?

Our commercial customers include restaurants, offices, schools, hospitals, assisted living centers, daycares, food halls, and more.

Can you recycle excess food from my upcoming event?

You bet we can. Just email us at , and we’ll get you set up. Pricing and availability depend on your circumstances. In the past, we’ve collected from corporate events in office towers, modeling shoots in warehouses, and Earth Day events around town. We’ve even collected at a hotel for the athletes performing in Disney on Ice!

What can I put in my compost bin?

Meat, fruit, veggies, grains, and more are all acceptable. See the full list of compostables here.

Can we add pre- and post-consumer waste to the compost bin?

All pre-consumer compostables are acceptable. In certain circumstances, we can take post-consumer waste, too. Contact us for details!


What type of containers do you offer?

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

Do you provide bags for the bins?

Yes! We provide compostable bags as part of our service fee, which is a huge value!

For commercial services, how many containers will I need?

We consult with you to determine the size of your desired composting program. We have the expertise and equipment to create a custom solution that meets your distinct needs.

What if I need additional containers?

We start you off with an extra drum. Because we measure everything we collect by drum, we’ll know when you need more drums before you do!

Can I use my own bins?

We kindly ask that you use the containers we provide you for the bin exchange.


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 up to twice per week.

What time of day can you collect my compost?

We start collecting before business hours through noon.

Can I change my collection schedule?

We plan our diversion schedule with you initially and are happy to help you change it as your needs dictate.

Can I skip a collection?

We typically don’t expect skips from our commercial subscribers, but we’re always open to hearing about needed changes.

Do you collect during holidays?

Typically, we do not collect on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, or Christmas Day. We clearly communicate with our subscribers by text about their rescheduled day during the holiday weeks.

What if my bin is lost or damaged?

Just let us know, we will replace the first lost or damaged bin for no charge.

How do I stop pests from getting into the drums?

Pests should not be able to get into the bins because of the airtight lid. Make sure the lid is securely closed when not in use.

How do I minimize odors from my bin?

Our 55-gallon drums hold smells in, so you will not experience odor. In fact, your landfill waste will begin to smell better!

My compost doesn’t fit in my bin, can you still collect it?

We don’t like to collect extra compost. If you are expecting a larger load, just give us a call to see if we can make arrangements.


What happens to the food waste 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.

Do you offer reporting on my composting?

We know that “You can’t change what you can’t measure.” That’s why we weigh everything and share it with you. Our drivers weigh each container they collect as they collect it, and we track that weight in our proprietary data platform. The best part, you get to track it too on your personalized diversion dashboard. And, you’ll learn all about the carbon equivalencies of your diversion dashboard. Check out this link to the diversion dashboard for Chris Wood, one of our founders!

What does the Diversion Dashboard cost?

For our commercial subscribers, it’s available for a small additional monthly fee.

Is there a referral program?

We welcome commercial referrals. And when your referral signs up, we include a discount in a future monthly invoice. Call us with questions!

Turn your food waste into compost, reduce your ecological footprint and showcase your ESG commitment with the help of Moonshot Compost.

Learn more about our commercial composting services.

Need more information? Don’t hesitate to email us at .

To start a successful composting program that is tailored to the needs of your business, please request a quote.

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