• Do Good, Get Soil

    Let Us Compost is an Athens, GA based curbside composting service. We use bikes and trucks to collect meat, bones, coffee, vegetables, fruit and BPI wares for composting. Want to starve the landfill, too?

  • Composting Benefits

    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.

  • Services

    Choose service below by clicking the arrow for options.

  • Let Us Compost Curbside

    We give you a kitchen bin, small roll cart and bags. Pick-up & reminders once a week / soil back 3x year

    What can you compost?

    * meat, bones, dairy

    * veggie & fruit scraps

    *tea bags & coffee grounds

    *leftovers, dryer lint, napkins

    *eggshells

    Drop Off Service

    We give you a kitchen bin and unlimited bags - you drop your compost off at 1000 Faces Coffee or Donderos' Kitchen and get new bags! Soil back 3x per year.

    Backyard Blend Compost

     

    Our food-based compost can be purchased for $6.99/bag at these Athens, GA retail shops:

     

    Cofer's Home and Garden

    Daily Groceries Co-op

    Opa Robby's Market

    Farmview Market

    Normal Hardware

    Thomas Orchard Supply

     

    Interested in selling Let Us Compost's products? Send an email to letuscompost@gmail.com for rate sheet and delivery options. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

     

    Zero Waste Business

    Available in the Atlanta area! Let Us Compost will do a $250 1-week pilot to assess your food waste, compost for you and create estimate for 3x weekly service. Join companies like Coca-Cola, USDA, Philips Arena, & Lush Cosmetics!

    CHaRM Service

    Did you know that in Athens, our single stream system (big green roll cart) can't take certain items? For certain items, they have to be recycled in a special way, and we can do that for you! Charm service is a $25 one-time membership fee to subscribe and $10 per pick up.

     

    Items collected:

    TERRACYCLE

    film plastic

    batteries / light bulbs

    tennis balls / shoes

    old clothes

    electronics

    styrofoam

    paint cans

    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.

    Kristen

    CEO

    Matthew

    Vulture Cyclist

    Jim Baskin

    Chief Investor

    Edward

    Book-keeper

    John

    Compost Engineer

    Aaron

    Vulture Cyclist & Secretary

    Nam

    Vulture Cyclist

    Chad

    Compost Driver

    Eric

    Vulture Cyclist