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Let Us Compost is a pick up service for compostables and food waste in Athens GA.
Let Us Compost is a pick up service for compostables and food waste in Athens GA.
116 backers pledged $13,166 to help bring this project to life.

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Our commerical and residential food waste collector options.
Our commerical and residential food waste collector options.

Every day, we all produce food waste - when we chop vegetables, cook meat, go out to a restaurant, brew coffee, and go about our daily routines.  Currently, most of this food waste gets put in the trash, where it just sits, doesn't break down, and produces methane underground.  Thank goodness all of that food waste can be composted and turned into soil!  Here's where Let Us Compost comes in!  We are a small business in Athens, GA, dedicated to helping Athenians divert their food waste.  While TONS of motivated people in Athens, GA compost in their backyards, what about renters, apartment-dwellers, students, restaurant owners and caterers? Let Us Compost is for all of you who want to help the environment but are busy being awesome people beyond your backyard!  Let Us Compost has been picking up food waste in Athens for 2 months and we are so excited to grow our curbside composting capacity by raising funds for 100 roll carts, 100 buckets and a wonderful blue truck.  Currently, the awesome ACC Solid Waste Department wholeheartedly supports backyard composting, but food waste pick-ups are currently beyond their capacity. Our community in Athens, GA is a magical place.  There are tons of community gardeners, backyard foodies, and organizations dedicated to keeping Athens Green.   We've seen how successful commercial composting has been in California, Philadelphia and Portland, and it's time for Athens to join in.  Composting is for everyone, and we strive to make participating as easy and affordable as possible. Your help is essential to growing this crucial service for the environment. 

Risks and challenges

Growth is both wonderful and challenging. If loads of people want to sign up at once, we might need more employees and supplies QUICK. If this isn't available right away, our momentum could come to a halt. But are we going to let this momentum stop? No way! We have awesome community partners to help out, lots of people eager for work, and the fastest shipping system in the world. No matter what, we will make it work.

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    Awesome Let Us Compost bumper sticker.

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    12 oz bag of amazing 100% organic compost for your garden!

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    12 oz bag of 100% amazing organic compost and a special Let Us Compost Truck painting by my daughters, Rosalie and Greta.

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    Membership into Let Us Compost's advisory community. Receive a t-shirt, bumper sticker and quarterly newsletter with exciting updates, videos and statistics on Let Us Compost's waste reduction in Athens!

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