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Affordable Food & Organic Waste Collection

What We Do

Elm City Compost Initiative is proud to bring the first residential compost collection service to Keene! 


In this crazy world it's easy to throw everything in the trash, despite the harm doing so can cause to our earth. That is why we at Elm City Compost are bringing food and organic waste collection to Keene, NH. 

To date we have diverted over 554,240 pounds of food & organic waste from the landfill! With your help we can divert even more of our organic waste, rebuild our soils, and help heal the planet!


There are many ways that ECCI can help you or your business. 

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Residential Services

We can pick up food & organic waste directly from your home or you can drop it off at the Monadnock Food Co-op


Commercial Services

We can collect all food & organic waste from any businesses or restaurants in Keene for an affordable rate. 

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Zero Waste Events

We can turn any event into a zero waste event by diverting & collecting all your food waste and recycling

Food Waste Facts

If food waste was a country, it would be the 3rd largest greenhouse gas emitter. 

Composting your food waste is another step we can all take to keep fighting climate change. 

An average american will throw away around a pound of food a day. 

While reducing the amount of food we waste is essential, some waste is unavoidable. But diverting food waste into compost can help grow more food in our region!

Food & organic waste makes up the largest percentage of what gets thrown into landfills.

To reduce the amount of good organic material being waste require active waste diversion from all of us.  

Over 30 million tons of food waste is generated in America Alone.

Turning waste into compost is one of the most efficient ways to deal with such a large volume, Much better than burning or burying. 

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