Services

For Your Home

Easy, clean composting.
Our compost services were designed for homes and apartments. Check out our most popular options below.
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Creating a more sustainable world is simpler than taking out the trash.

Pick-up (Bi-weekly, 1 bin)

$29/mo
Best for apartments of 1
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  • 1 clean 4-gallon bin.
  • Serviced every-other-week.
  • Earn compost for your garden or share with local partners.
  • Our list of compostables includes meat and dairy!
    Access to our Help Center and support team.
    Helpful text reminders.

Drop-off (Weekly, 1 bin)

$19/mo
Best for apartments of 1
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  • Only available to Cincinnati, Ohio residents.
  • 1 clean 4-gallon bin.
  • You drop-off to a station one time per week.
    Our list of compostables includes meat and dairy!
  • Access to our Help Center and support team.
Please note that service options vary by location. See our list of service areas below.

We make composting easy and clean.

1. You throw your food scraps in the container that we provide.
2. We pick it up, and swap it out with a clean container.
3. We give you compost or share it with local garden partners.
4. Together, we nourish the planet with nutrient rich soil.

Just when you thought composting couldn't get easier.

Never forget a service with helpful text reminders.
Change your plan online with ease. Set skips, pauses or cancels anytime!
Receive updated real-time impact after every pickup.
Get a free magnet showing what you can and can’t compost.

Current Service Areas

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Atlanta, Georgia
Cincinnati, Ohio
Raleigh–Durham, North Carolina
Asheville, North Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Over 10,000 households love using CompostNow!

“We've been using CompostNow for almost a year and love it! They make it so easy to cut down on what we're putting into the landfill - especially since we live in an apartment. Highly recommend this service at such a reasonable price!”
Emily V.
“I used to maintain my own compost pile but CompostNow makes the process so much easier. I love that I can adjust the number of bins and the pick-up schedule to suit my needs. I’ve got hundreds of pounds of compost “in the bank” and can have it delivered to my home or donate it. Highly recommend it!”
Meribeth D.
“An outstanding and meticulously run service that makes home composting so easy and even rewarding (with compost delivered back when needed for our garden). The weekly clean, compostable bagged containers keeps our kitchen clean and green!”
Christopher P.
Closing the Loop

We support sustainable, local, chemical-free food.

With our Garden Partners program, members have the option to share their earned compost with local farms and gardens, who create equitable access to healthy food in our communities.

Compostables

We can take more than a backyard compost pile because the compost process is monitored closely at industrial scale facilities using aerobic windrow piles.
Yes, compostable:
  • All food scraps (veggies, fruit, meat, dairy, fish and bones)
  • Pasta, bread, cereal
  • Cooke foods
  • Egg shells
  • Pizza boxes
  • Paper towels, napkins
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Coffee grounds, coffee filters
  • Loose tea, tea bags
  • Flour and sugar bags
  • Baking ingredients, herbs, spices
  • Household plants, including soil
  • Flower arrangements
  • Pet food
  • Items labeled BPI Certified Compostable
  • Items labeled ASTM D6400 or D6868
Not accepted:
  • Plastic
  • Styrofoam meat trays
  • Aluminum foil
  • Clams, oysters, mussels (basically rocks)
  • Candles, synthetic corks and gum
  • Artificial flowers and plants
  • Rugs
  • Cigarette butts, tobacco
  • Floss, q-tips, baby wipes
  • Dryer lint, dryer sheets
  • Vacuum cleaner bags
  • Fire place or BBQ ash
  • Items labeled recyclable
  • Items labeled biodegradable (meaningless)

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I can't fill a bin every week?

You’d be surprised! About 60% of your waste is compostable, and you’d be shocked at just how much you can compost! Because we accept harder-to-compost materials like meat, dairy, bones, and compostable plastics, our bins fill up pretty quickly.

We encourage you to give our two-week free trial a go and if you still think it’s not a good fit, you can cancel at any time!

I live in a gated community/apartment building. How will collections work?

We service thousands of apartment dwellers!If a code/FOB/keycard is required to access your front door, most members share the access code with us upon sign up or arrange for us to obtain a guest FOB/keycard from your apartment complex.If obtaining the accessibility materials is not possible, we can arrange a designated drop-off spot in a common area of your building.

We can leave your bins in a parking garage, with a concierge, in a lobby - it is truly dependent upon your individual building’s needs.Once we establish where we will be servicing your bins, we then add this information to your member record for our drivers to see each week.

Do I have to worry about smells or odor from the bins?

That is a common concern. However, we’ve designed our service to prevent just that! Our bins come with airtight lids so no smells will come through. We also deliver a fresh, clean bin each week. You’ll also find that composting helps reduce the smell from your trash can. Win-win!

How do I earn compost?

It all starts with composting! Each week when our drivers stop by to swap your bin(s), they weigh your bin(s) so you can see your impact in your Member Dashboard.

From there, you automatically earn 25% of that total weight back in finished compost that accumulates in your “Compost Bank” until you’re ready to use it! Once you’re ready for a delivery, you can log into your Member Dashboard at any time to request to have it delivered.

If you don’t need your earned compost, you can choose to share it with a local garden or urban farm through our Garden Partner Program. Either way, you choose how you close the loop!

Psst: Our weekly pick-up is our most loved service.

Trust us, you'll fill that bin faster than you think.

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