FAQ

Q: How does it work?

A: Once you’ve signed on with us, we’ll deliver the bin of your choosing to your door. Fill it with food waste and other organic material as outlined in the graphic above and in the question below. Place your bin outside the night before your scheduled pick up. On pick up day, we’ll remove your bin and replace it with an empty, clean one. Fill and repeat! In the spring, customers receive finished, high-quality compost as part of the service (while supplies last).

New residential customers will receive a $50 gift card to a local restaurant or business when signing up for regular service!

Q: When do you pickup my bin?

A: Pickup is Friday morning at this time. In the future we may offer additional days.

Q: How much does it cost (Residential)?

A: It is $25 per month for pickup every week, $15 per month for pickup every other week.

Q: How much does it cost (Commercial)?

A: It is $40 per month for pickup every week, $20 per month for pickup every other week

Q: What can be composted?

A: If it’s edible or made of organic material, meaning it has lived or grown recently, it can be composted. We take all food scraps, beverages, condiments, fats, oils, egg shells, nuts, garden scraps, and fruit skins. We also accept all uncoated paper and cardboard including pizza boxes, uncoated paper plates, paper towels, coffee filters, napkins and paper bags. Additionally, we accept all forms of yard debris.

Q: Can I compost yard waste?

A: Yes. You can leave any yard waste or garden material next to your buckets. We also offer a 32 gallon can if you will regularly have larger compostable items.

Q: I run a restaurant. Can you pick up my compost?

A: Absolutely! Not only can we pick it up, but we appreciate your commitment to the environment and community and want to help you, too. If a restaurant signs up for our services we’ll buy a Gift Card from your business to use as a perk for a residential customer’s sign up!

Q: For what types of businesses can you provide compost pick up services?

A: We offer services for a wide range of businesses, including restaurants, cafes, and other food service entities, as well as retailers, office complexes, and any other commercial business that produces food waste either as part of its business model or as a result of employee food consumption.

Q: What if I don’t fill my bucket between scheduled pickups?

A: Services can be temporarily postponed as needed if collection volume is lower than anticipated between pickups, or in instances where businesses may be closed or residential customers may be out of town.

Q: Will collecting food waste in my buckets cause an odor or attract insects or rodents?

A: Composting can result in different smells as food waste begins to decompose, and it can be a tempting habitat for a variety of critters. However, our buckets are made of high-quality material that’s resistant to rodents and bugs, and come with lids that create a tight, spill-proof seal.

Q: What do you do with the compost?

A: All food waste collected is composted locally and cultivated into nutrient-rich, organic certified compost. After one year of subscribing, our customers are eligible to receive finished compost as part of our services while supplies last.

Q: What if I need to cancel my service?

A: If you want to end OR temporarily suspend your composting relationship with A.B. Composting at any time, you must email A.B. Composting 14 days in advance. You can send us a message here. View our Terms and Conditions.

Email us at info@abcomposting.com if you have any questions!

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A.B. Composting provides residential and commercial food waste collection and pickup services.

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