Growing local food from compost.

Mission

Compost Cab exists to do two things: 

Make it easy for people to compost, and make it easier for urban agriculture to thrive.

Our pursuit of this mission guides everything we do, and places us squarely at the intersection of the local food movement and the global food waste reduction movement. We measure our success based not only on our own growth, but on the growth of community composting across the country and around the world.

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Compost Cab launched in 2010, and is a production of Agricity, a Washington, DC-based company committed to building healthier, more sustainable, more productive cities. (For more on the early days of Compost Cab, check us out beginning on p. 227 of The Good Food Revolution by Will Allen.)

Latest News

Put the Earth Back in Earth Day: Agricity to Launch DC’s Food Scrap Drop-Off Program.
POSTED ON: April 21, 2017
We’re proud to share that Agricity has been selected by the District of Columbia’s Department of Public Works to launch and manage the District’s first-ever citywide compost collection program. Compost Cab, our pioneering community composting service, will operate free residential food scrap drop-off points on Saturday mornings at farmers markets...
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Follow That Pumpkin…
POSTED ON: December 13, 2016
Thanks to you, we recovered nearly half a ton! So that happened. Pumpkins for the People 2016 was a resounding success thanks to our awesome members! Together we rescued more than 800 pounds of pumpkins this post-Halloween season. Thanks to our members, and our friends at Freshfarm, Martha’s Table, Maryland Food Bank, Miriam’s...
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Pumpkins for the People 2016!
POSTED ON: November 1, 2016
BOO! Belated Happy Halloween! Did we scare you? No? Well, fine. But you know what scares us? Wasted food, of course. So now that the trick-or-treating is done, what happens to all those pumpkins? For the fourth year in a row, Compost Cab is proud to partner with organizations across...
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