See our list of what is and isn’t compostable.
It’s not pretty (we’re working on that), but it is exhaustive.
Three ways to
compost food waste
Single or multi point disposal services put you on a local collection route as community leader and keeps composting simple. We provide introductory usage-base trial pilots to size services appropriately and can help you setup in house to get food waste and other compostables to our containers.
You'll want everyone to know how easy it is to "green" your event by placing food waste collection carts at you venue. We'll assist you with the basic steps needed to get food waste and other compostables to the carts and provide as much or as little in-event servicing as you need.
Drop-off Stations & Curbside
When you want to be a part of changing how your community does food waste and other compostables but time and space are not on your side, GoZERO offers food waste compost drop-off stations or will place nine or more carts on a residential (or commercial) street and service them on a routine basis as part of a local collection route.
Here's how it works in a nut shell!
We work with you through concerns, on-site details, and logistics.
We place food waste containers and provide additional support as needed.
Containers are empties and serviced, on a schedule that's right for you, making sure what’s collected go to a local composter.
10 Weeks From Today
You "The Composter"
Imagine yourself in less than three months from now, saving literally tons of food waste for reuse as nutrient dense compost – saving our landfills, reducing climate impact, and building health into our soils for years to come.
You have less trash. The public is noticing and your team feel great about working with an organization that's committed to doing the right thing.
8 Weeks From Today
Rinse & Repeat.
You've gotten a few weeks of service under your belt. We're working with you to determine if there are ways to optimize your onsite composting program in order to make it simpler, easier, and/or more robust.
6 Weeks From Today
You've Got This!
Most of the questions from your team and the community have been addressed. The last couple weeks have been interesting, discovering the finer points of how separating food waste for composting at your location can work. It’s been refreshing to routinely see the material you put in your GoZERO containers magically disappear and comforting to know you’re not alone in figuring out how to keep it all simple.
5 Weeks From Today
We've Got You Covered.
By week two of services the routine will begin to come into focus. Questions about what can be composted, how it all works, and why we’re even bothering with compost have been steady, and answers have been getting easier. We've magically serviced your carts without incident. You've discovered how good it feels to separate your food waste, food soiled paper, and other compostables knowing they won't go to a landfill. No odors or pests have threatened to create a nuisance, and you've told a friend about your program as someone who's had a first hand experience.
3 Weeks From Today
Containers Arrive, Eureka!
So far there has been talking. Now it’s time for doing. There will be non-compostable items mixed in with your food waste. Use the new trash grabber you order to put that plastic container in the recycling and see how good it feels. Assure folks that food waste is going to be composted, and remind them that every 46 pounds of food waste collected takes a full day’s worth of driving emissions out of our atmosphere.
2 Weeks From Today
Good things come to those who wait. Approval has been given and there are initial logistical issues to be addressed. We can help with that. Now is the time for internal communication, ordering compostable service ware, and making sure the people who are going to be hands on understand how the program will work.
1 Week From Today
The Stage is Set
You’ve got a proposal in hand and have been armed with the information you need to share with others how it could work at location. Initial conversations have been had. There is a strong grass roots core who immediately committed to championing the program in-house, and all that remains is for the powers at be to have there lingering questions answers and approval provided.
Just Get Started
The journey of a thousand miles starts with one step. If you'd like to compost, but have concerns about about whether it will event work with your organization – get in touch.
We've had some practice helping people through organizational, financial, and logistical barriers. We'd love to help you figure out how to get started. Food waste composting is one of the easiest, most impactful, far reaching endorphin rushes you and those around you will find. Get in touch today.