The next time you take a hike, think about how the trees fall in the forest, break into branches, and mix with mud and rain. Eventually they are eaten up by fungi, insects and micro-organisms, creating soil for new trees to grow. Composting naturally makes way for new life, and it's the perfect cycle in the forest. While the forest life speaks to many people, more and more humans are migrating to urban environments, creating a desire for easy services that help us help the earth! Composting starves the landfill (which saves our community millions long term,) creates a product that improves soil fertility and water retention, and brings joy into kitchens all around the world. Composting also provides 7x more jobs than landfills!
How it Works
We provide the organics container, compostable bags, list of compostable items and the choice of either drop-off or curbside service. Approx 3x per year, we give compost back to you (only if you want it!) We make food compost in two places: the Athens-Clarke County Composting Facility and West Broad Farm.
Yep we haul compost by bike! And truck.
Our friend Rob visited last year and made this video! He does fun things like wear all the trash he produces on a suit or wander the country only eating food from dumpsters.
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Zero Waste Event Service
We provide stand-up trash/recycle/compost containers for your event, collect at the end of the event and sustainably manage it all! Compostable disposables can be purchased as well.
Who we are
Let Us Compost started in 2012 when Kristen and her family moved to Athens Georgia. They fell in love with the culture, warm people and thriving small business community - the only thing missing was a curbside composting service! With just pickle buckets borrowed from Blind Pig Tavern, a 1976 blue truck, and our first clients (a hair salon, soup shop and a massage therapist) we started composting! After three years of curbside composting in our truck, improving our compost recipe, regular trips from Bulldog Towing, and a brain drain of staff to Ultimate Frisbee, composting toilet farms, prescribed grazing, co-op incubator and South American animal sanctuaries, we decided to "step off the gas pedal" and haul compost by bike. Our community composting friends like Bennett Compost, CompostNow, Zero to Go and Tilthy Rich helped us, and we started composting at an Athens treasure - "West Broad Farm." We love Athens, helping people compost and are proud that our clients have composted 725,000 lbs of food scraps and turning it into soil.
Vulture Cyclist & Secretary