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Are you concerned about environmental sustainability? Do you want to be environmentally friendly, but don’t have the time to take on big projects? Do you think landfills are an unsustainable solution to waste? Are you a gardener looking for the best fertilizer to keep your plants healthy?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then composting is for you! Composting has an incredibly broad set of positive impacts. With Crosstown Compost’s services, you can help be a part of those positive changes with very little work on your part!

All it takes is signing up and tossing your food scraps into our compost bucket, and you’ll be helping to…

  1. Reduce Landfill Waste. The average American produces 1600 pounds of waste every year. Instead of sitting in a landfill, every pound of composted materials is turned into a valuable resource.
  1. Build Soil, Water, and Air Quality. Creating compost is a simple but effective way to help improve soil quality by adding nutrients and microorganisms. It can also improve water and air quality by reducing erosion and cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions.
  1. Keep Your Plants Healthy and Happy. Plants with access to a broad spectrum of nutrients and the microorganisms that aid in their digestion are plants that will be robust and productive. Happier plants mean a more beautiful environment and a garden with more nutrient-dense produce.


But don’t just take our word for it! Curious whether compost can really make a difference? Check out these resources:

  • See why the EPA recommends composting here.
  • Rodale’s Organic Life recommends composting and breaks down some of the process’s science here.
  • John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight discusses how large of an issue food waste is here.
  • Hear a story of one Huffington Post employee’s discovery of just how simple composting can be here.