The Compost Crew
The Compost Crew (TCC) was launched on May 17th, 2011 by Walt Whitman HS graduates, and long-time friends, Ryan Walter and Brian Flores, with the vision of a truly sustainable and just world, unified by the shared responsibility for the health of all people and the planets that we inhabit. To that end, The Compost Crew educates, engages, and empowers our team, partners, and communities to reduce to zero waste and nurture our soils by creating sustainable, holistic products and solutions of the highest quality with integrity.
Since that time we’ve grown to serve thousands of customers, including Chipotle, Montgomery County Public Schools, The Tower Companies, The Blairs, The City of Takoma Park, The Town of Chevy Chase, and The Town of Somerset and have been featured in the Washington Post, New York Times, Bethesda Gazette and other local publications. Additionally, in 2015 we were recognized by Bethesda Magazine as the number one business offering a green service in Bethesda. But perhaps most importantly, in an ongoing customer survey, 90% of our customers say they are “Very Pleased” with their service and 10% say they are “Pleased”, leaving not a one negative review!
We offer simple, clean, convenient collection of compostables for only $32/month or a dollar a day. Crewmembers (customers) get a 5 or 12 gallon ($4/month extra) odor sealed bin, a new compostable liner every week along with bin cleaning, and if desired, crewmembers can get some compost back every 6 months. Crewmembers enjoy the peace of mind of reducing their carbon footprint, keeping scarce resources in our food/soil systems, and supporting a local business.
We continually strive to be more effective and efficient by developing Customer Relationship Management software and employing route optimization algorithms. Our GPS solution tracks driver behavior and maintenance codes from their vehicles to ensure the utmost level of safety and reliability.
In a continual effort to give back to the community and especially those that need support the most, we have pledged to contribute 3% of our profits to charity.