Impact

Why should I compost, you ask?

Nearly 33% of all food produced globally for human consumption ends up in the trash, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.

That number may be as high as 40% in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Excess food makes up approximately 20% of landfills.

As this excess food decomposes, it produces methane at sufficient levels to constitute nearly 10% of total global greenhouse gas emissions.

In Houston, we are running out of our current landfill capacity. Current projections predict we will exceed current permitted landfill capacity prior to 2028.

Impact
At its core, our business is about diverting excess food from landfills and returning the nutrients from this valuable resource back to the soil in our community.

The Benefits of Composting

Reduces waste to landfills

Improves soil health

  • Helps soils retain moisture
  • Returns nutrients to depleted soils
  • Reduces reliance on fertilizers
  • Promotes higher agricultural yields of crops

Reduces stormwater runoff and soil erosion

  • Protects the climate
  • Cuts landfill methane emissions
  • Stores carbon and improves soil’s ability to do the same
  • Improves carbon sequestration by plants
  • Reduces energy use for irrigation

Creates jobs and supports local economies

Composting is
easy and clean