Growing local food from compost.

Careers

Our team works day-in and day-out to make composting easy and help urban agriculture thrive. If our mission resonates with you, we hope you’ll take a look below and see how you might fit in with our organization. We’re passionate about helping people live their values, including ourselves. A career at Compost Cab is an opportunity make sustainability tangible for yourself, your friends, your neighbors — it’s a career built on community. Questions? Email team@compostcab.com We look forward to hearing from you!

Compost Cabbie, Driver / Composter / Marketer

Full-time positions available in DC

Compost Cabbies are the heart of our work. In this full-time role, you’ll be on the road collecting food scraps from people at home, at work, and at farmers markets; you’ll be onsite at farms and gardens working to produce nutrient rich soil; and you’ll be out in the community telling our story and making composting easy and accessible to everyone. If you love food, hate waste, and want to spend your days making a difference in your community, we want to hear from you!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Run weekly collection routes efficiently and professionally.
  • Collect food scraps from subscribers and make compost alongside our farm and garden partners.
  • Prepare bins for delivery, document details of individual stops, and log route data.
  • Provide operational support DC’s citywide compost dropoff program.
  • Support ongoing marketing efforts.
  • Continuously suggest improvements to our operations.
  • Make every interaction a delight for our subscribers.

ABOUT YOU

  • You have a clean driving record and a smartphone.
  • Deep knowledge of local streets and neighborhoods a huge plus.
  • Detail oriented, with a demonstrated ability to work independently, multitask and react quickly to changing conditions.
  • Commitment to building healthier, more sustainable communities.
  • Love of exceptional customer service, and a natural sense of hustle.
  • Self-starter-ness – a track record of consistently creating personal and professional stretch goals, then meeting or exceeding them.
  • Strong desire to work with your head AND your hands.
  • Flexibility to work occasional weekends & holidays.
  • You’re physically strong, able to lift 40 lbs, and work with your hands day in and day out.

Competitive hourly pay, paid time off, cell phone reimbursement, Zipcar membership. Meaningful, soul-nourishing work. Terrific, mission-driven colleagues. Room to grow professionally.

To apply, please email a resume and 100 words on why you think you’re a good fit for Compost Cab to team@compostcab.com with the subject line: “Cabbie Candidate, Your Name.”

Compost Cabbie, Farmers Markets

Part-time positions available in DC

Compost Cab is growing and we need your help! If you’re mission-aligned, a great communicator, passionate about delivering exceptional customer service, and committed to building healthier, more sustainable communities, we want to hear from you!

Compost Cab operates the District of Columbia’s Department of Public Works FREE, citywide organics recycling program, the first of its kind in the nation’s capital. As a member of our team, you’ll connect with citizens at farmers markets, teach them about the joys of composting, and help them get started. You’ll also get your hands dirty, turning food scraps into fertile soil alongside our urban farm and community garden partners in and around DC. And if you are looking for opportunities to get behind the wheel, we have a few of those too!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Set-up and take down our market tent.
  • Collect food scraps from residents dropping off their compostables. Log data.
  • Engage, educate, and excite residents about composting opportunities.
  • Process compostables and participate in workshops after market
  • Manage market inventory and supplies

ABOUT YOU

  • Outgoing, friendly, reliable, and unflappable
  • Available to work Saturdays and/or Sundays throughout the May-Nov farmers market season and ideally year-round.
  • Ability to multi-task, and think on your feet.
  • Willingness – eagerness! – to get your hands dirty. If you’re not prepared to work with compost bins, and everything that goes in them, please don’t apply.
  • Preferred: Bachelors degree in a relevant field; experience working on recycling, food waste, or composting or urban agriculture; experience working with school gardens; experience working with DC-based community organizations, Spanish language skills.
  • DC RESIDENTS STRONGLY PREFERRED.
  • Required: valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and a current smartphone.
  • Entrepreneurial work ethic, and a natural sense of hustle.

Competitive hourly pay, paid time off, Zipcar membership. Meaningful, soul-nourishing work. Terrific, mission-driven colleagues. Room to grow professionally.

To apply, please email a resume and 100 words on why you think you’re a good fit for the Compost Cab to team@compostcab.com with the subject line: “Market Cabbie Candidate, Your Name.”

Lead Cabbie, Baltimore

Part-time position available in Baltimore

We need your help! Compost Cab’s pioneering community composting service is growing. If you love food, hate waste, and want to spend your days supporting and strengthening urban agriculture in Baltimore, we want to hear from you!

As our Lead Cabbie in Baltimore, you’ll have the opportunity to work indoors and out, explore the diverse neighborhoods, meet terrific people, and help them live healthier, more sustainable lives. Compost Cab is positioned for rapid growth in Baltimore. We’re looking for a smart, dependable, mission-driven leader to help us execute on our opportunity and make composting a reality for all Baltimoreans.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Own and coordinate all Baltimore operations.
  • Run weekly collection routes efficiently and professionally.
  • Collect food scraps from subscribers and make compost with them alongside our farm and garden partners.
  • Identify and manage outreach opportunities to grow our residential and commercial subscriber bases.
  • Build and grow relationships within Baltimore’s urban agriculture community.
  • Make every interaction a delight for our subscribers.

ABOUT YOU

  • Commitment to building healthier, more sustainable communities.
  • Clean driving record and a current smartphone.
  • Deep knowledge of local streets and neighborhoods a huge plus.
  • Detail focused, with a demonstrated ability to work independently, multitask and react quickly to changing conditions.
  • Passion for delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Entrepreneurial work ethic, and a natural sense of hustle.
  • Self-starter-ness with a track record of creating personal and professional goals, then exceeding them.
  • Ability to work with your head AND your hands like a professional.
  • Flexibility to work weekends / holidays as needed.

Competitive hourly pay, paid time off, Zipcar membership. Meaningful, soul-nourishing work. Terrific, mission-driven colleagues. Room to grow professionally and build a Baltimore-based team.

This position is available immediately. To apply, please email a resume and 100 words on why you think you’re a good fit for the Compost Cab to team@compostcab.com with the subject line: “Baltimore Candidate, Your Name.”

Live Your Values. For around $1 a day.