Mission

Bring affordable & sustainable food waste collection to residents & businesses within Keene while educating the community on sustainable waste practices. 

What can be composted?

  • All food waste

    • Vegetable & fruit scraps

    • Meat and dairy 

    • Bones & oil

  • Paper products

    • Napkins & plates​

    • Wax paper containers

    • Coffee cups

    • Cardboard 

  • Compostable plastic

    • Compostable liners​

    • Compostable cold cups

    • Compostable coffee lids

    • (Read the container! if its from a local restaurant there is a chance its plant based plastic)

  • Wood & plant waste

    • Small wood stir sticks & chop sticks

    • Flowers or plants

  • Pet & yard waste

    • Cat litter

    • Dog bags

    • Leaf litter & grass clippings (No pesticides!)

  • Other

    • 100% Natural cotton, rubber, or latex

    • Bamboo products

    • If it was once a plant or animal, there is a good chance it can be composted!

Vegetable Picking

WHY COMPOST? 

Reduce landfill use

Reduce greenhouse gasses

Rebuild Healthy soil

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Partnerships 

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Windham Solid Waste Management District 

Windham Solid Waste Management District is the location of our industrial composting site where all the magic happens. They have helped up get our footing in the world of organic recycling and are diligent in diverting food waste within their community.

Stonewall Farm

Stonewall farm is the location of our new office space as well as our wash station and storage. They are a multi purpose farm and education center promoting a more sustainable agriculture as well as a beautiful events space. 

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Hannah Grimes Center

Hannah Grimes helped get Elm City Compost on the map. They offer an abundance of small business training and counseling as well as  business start up programs. They have been a great resource and supporter of ECCI from the beginning and highly recommended for any new businesses. 

Monadnock Food Coop

The Monadnock Food Coop is the best local food provider in the city of Keene. With their help we were able to create a drop off program that has helped get many more customers composting with ECCI. Their mission to bring a local community supported market that can strengthen local markets and help build a healthy food system. 

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Meet The Team

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Albert Diemand

(he/him)

Founder

Albert Diemand founded ECCI in 2018 along with Kira Wadsworth to bring composting into the region. He first fell in love with composting after learning about composting toilets and then really digging into the crazy concept of waste in our world.

Alumni  of AmeriCorps NCCC and University of Massachusetts Amherst. When not composting can often be found frequenting the Monadnock Food Coop 

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Sara Olson
(she/her)

Media & Marketing Manager

Sara has been with ECCI since 2020 managing all media accounts. She brings a passion for sustainability, creativity, and activism. 

Alumni  of Keene State College.

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Kellianne Hamburg

(they/them)\

Drop Off Associate

Kellianne Started helping ECCI with our drop off program in 2019 and has been dedicated to the composting effort here with us.

Alumni  of Antioch University focusing on nature-based early childhood education. They can be found hiking with their doggo Beatrix.

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Peyton

Engborg

(she/her)

Organic Waste Hauler

Peyton started with ECCI late 2020 and absolutely crushes the compost collection game. With a passion for sustainability and supporting local businesses she has been a great addition to the team

 

Peyton is soon to be moving out west to work on conservation projects and trail work.