Meet the Hegges: husband Hans, wife Jessica, daughter Avery, and sons Ivan and Hendrik. The resourceful couple opted to not only make arrangements for their own composting needs, but offer to do all of the heavy lifting for those in our area willing to try a commitment-free monthly membership. “We really wanted to reduce our weekly garbage and do what we can to reduce the strain on our landfills,” said Jessica “We are down to one bag of garbage per week. The rest is either composted or recycled, and that’s a great feeling.” Starting a traditional compost bin comes with its share of challenges; properly building the enclosure, finding space in the yard, keeping critters away, and consistently rotating the soil. But composting can reduce landfill waste by almost 22% (the amount of food waste, as determined by the EPA) and also churn out “brown gold,” in the form of nutrient-rich dirt. A study conducted by Waste360 concluded that 67% of Americans would be willing to compost if it was easier and more convenient. Seeing the need, the Hegges went one step further. Not only will they provide members with critter-proof bins, swap them out twice a month, and handle all of the composting off-site, but there are two options for the resulting compost: have the “brown gold” delivered back for personal use or have it donated to a local farm and have a portion of the monthly membership fee donated to a school PTA of choice. To learn more, go to CompostAVL.com, follow them on Facebook at @compostavl, email email@example.com or call Jessica at 828-202-7403.
Composting doesn’t get any easier than this.
Powerful CompostAVL Service Benefits
Using our food waste pick up service gives you more than just fertile compost. Take a look at some of the other benefits that members receive.
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Monthly Composting Membership 1 Bin
$ 30 / mo
- Welcome to our family! This membership includes one bin that we will come pick up and drop off on the 1st and 15th of the month. Below please choose what local school you would like us to donate a percentage of your monthly membership too.
Monthly Composting Membership For Families
$ 35 / mo
- Welcome to our family! This membership includes two bins that we will come pick up and drop off on the 1st and 15th of the month. Below please choose what local school you would like us to donate a percentage of your monthly membership too.