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Granite State Commodities LLC

A company providing organic recyclable solutions to commercial businesses and residents throughout the upper New England area.

Granite State Commodities LLC

A company providing organic recyclable solutions to commercial businesses and residents throughout the upper New England area.

$113
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
7
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, April 30 2019 4:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated April 30, 2019

About

Landfills produce more methane gas than ever before, due in large part to a stark rise in food waste. A study by the Boston Consulting Group concluded that “1.6 billion tons of food, worth around $1.2 trillion, are lost or wasted every year,” and that “by 2030, food waste will increase to 2.1 billion tons, worth around $1.5 trillion.” For New Englanders, the most common food waste problems occur at the retail and consumer level. The challenge becomes how we can eliminate the need to send this waste to a traditional landfill. The answer? Composting.

Granite State Commodities would like to begin offering curbside food waste pickup to the White Mountains area. With your help, we’ll be able to offer commercial and residential compostable waste options to our customers. 

Composting is already popular with your neighbors! Compost is a great natural fertilizer that doesn't use any chemicals. It revitalizes the earth, and yields better, healthier crops. Many people already make compost right in their backyard. Others lack the means and the land to be able to compost themselves, while others lack the time. We’d like to be able to offer people in this category a different option. A container, with liner, that you can store and seal food scraps in, then place out on the side of the road, where its replaced with another container on either a weekly or bi weekly basis.

Diverting your food waste has many benefits. You’ll be able to see more clearly how much food gets wasted. Many residents we asked actually see a savings in their grocery bill. Gaining a better knowledge of what and how much is thrown out helps make wiser shopping decisions. This is great for families, because it teaches kids important environmental practices. Households are prone to making better eating habits, and they are less wasteful all around.

A separate container for food scraps means a savings for your city as well. By having compostable waste discarded in a separate container, this is less waste having to be discarded through traditional recycling systems. In April 2018, the city of Cambridge Massachusetts began requiring food scraps to be diverted to separate bins. What they found was that in just the first 4 months, they reduced overall garbage by 9%. More than a million pounds of food scraps! The city has set the goal of reducing 30% of trash by 2020, and 80% by 2050. A separate container also means your other recycling bins are less contaminated. 


Economically, it makes sense. Environmentally, composting can make a world of difference. Aerobic and anaerobic composting creates less methane gas, a greenhouse gas that is 25 times hotter than carbon dioxide. By composting food scraps, the waste is disposed of using basic composting "recipes," which emits mainly carbon dioxide. This is a huge reduction in our overall impact towards climate change, and is a great way to help reduce your carbon footprint. Great, because it helps contribute to local environmental impact. You can take pride in contributing to a New England company, and you’ll be able to see the results for yourself, right in your own community!

Granite State Commodities is no stranger to food waste. Established in 2018, by veterans with 15 years experience in recycling both grease trap waste, used cooking oil, and organic waste management. Granite State Commodities was started with the goal of offering organic waste solutions, primarily to service grease traps and used cooking oil in the upper New England states. We have experience working with some of the finest institutions in the Boston area, and our experience has been trusted by clients all over the world.

Your donations will be used to purchase a truck, the proper bins for food waste pickup, and to continue the support in offering commercial and residential compostable waste options for the New Hampshire and Maine area. In the event we are OVERfunded, additional funds will go towards better equipment and tools, and products geared towards educating and promoting to the White Mountains area! There are some restrictions on our service area, which is outlined in each reward! Not sure if you fall in this category? You can ask, email me at zak@granitestatenh.com. As a residential customer, you’ll receive a curbside bin for COMPOSTABLE WASTE PICKUP SERVICE on either a weekly or bi weekly basis, on a predetermined day of the week. People around the world are encouraged to help out! If you'd like to support our cause but don't live in the area, you can support us by buying a t-shirt. This is also a great gift for anyone you know that may live in the area. Give the gift of composting!

Are you looking to start a town wide or community wide initiative for curbside compost pickup? We’d love to discuss solutions with you! Restaurants, sports venues, schools, cafeterias, and any institution serving food in the New Hampshire area are welcome to ask about commercial grease trap service and waste vegetable oil pickup. Our service radius for GREASE TRAP SERVICE and FRYER OIL RECYCLING is within the states of Maine and New Hampshire. Get in touch with us anytime! We already offer great rates for both services, and we have the experience to get the job done right!

If you live in Farmington, Rochester, Lebanon, Milton, New Durham, Middleton, or Strafford area, we're offering great rates for our neighbors! With your help, we'll show a strong commitment to our community and our local environment!

Residents who live Southwest to Manchester, West to Concord, Northeast to Plymouth, and North to Conway, are eligible. If you have a question about the service radius or would like to confirm that you qualify, drop us an email at zak@granitestatenh.com. We will expand, so sit tight! If we are funded, our goal will absolutely be to expand to the rest of the Granite State as well. Also, remember that this is a CURBSIDE SERVICE. That means that the container must be placed in an open area in front of your home on the day of service.

Need a leaf and lawn pickup? What about manure? We'd love to hear about what you need composted, and in some cases we may be able to offer LOW COST and FREE options.

UPDATE: Here is a handier list of towns in NH we are committing to for RESIDENTIAL FOOD WASTE PICKUP..... for now. This will grow as we increase our residential service radius. ANY business, school, institution, sports venue, and cafeteria within New Hampshire and Maine are within our COMMERCIAL service radius. CONTACT ZAK TODAY AND LETS HELP YOU GET DOWN TO ZERO WASTE!

Alton, Allenstown, Alexandria, Atkinson, Auburn, Brentwood, Canterbury, Chester, Concord, Conway, Durham, Derry, Dover, Exeter, Franklin, Goffstown, Hampstead, Holderness, Hopkinton, Kingston, Laconia, Lebanon, Lee, Londonderry, Madison, Manchester, Merrimack, Meredith, Milton, Moultonboro, New Hampton, New Durham, Northwood, Nottingham, Ossipee, Pelham, Pittsfield, Plaistow, Plymouth, Rochester, Rollinsford, Sandwich, Salem, Sandown, Somersworth, Tamworth, Thornton, Tuftonboro, Wakefield, Webster, Windham, Wolfeboro (If you aren't listed, just ask! You man still qualify if you live in the vicinity of one of the towns listed, or we can add you to the waiting list!)

We’re committed to the Granite State. We want to help people make the best environmental decisions, to help preserve the beauty of New Hampshire, and the rest of the upper New England area as well. Help do your part and contribute to Granite State Commodities today! 

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Risks and challenges

Currently, NH does not allow the composting of meat and dairy products. We will continue to lobby them to change their direction, while working with our partners from out of state to handle proper waste disposal in accordance with current regulation. We do compost materials within the state that fall in line with those regulations, and the compost you receive will be made at our facility in Farmington NH!

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    LOCAL HOUSEHOLD PICKUP

    If you live at a Farmington, Rochester, Lebanon, Milton, New Durham, Middleton, or Strafford New Hampshire address, for less than $10 per month, you will get weekly food waste pickup! You will receive a collection bin, and a new liner EVERY WEEK for one full year. And at the end of the year, you'll receive a 1.5 cubic foot bag of compost, made right here in your own backyard!

    (This is limited to LOCAL RESIDENTS in the areas listed above. You will get weekly pickup, while the rest of the region will get weekly pickups. If you would like to know if you fall under this category please ask first! Email at zak@granitestatenh.com)

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    If you live at a Farmington, Rochester, Lebanon, Milton, New Durham, Middleton, or Strafford New Hampshire address, for less than $10 per month, you will get weekly food waste pickup! You will receive a collection bin, and a new liner EVERY WEEK for one full year. And at the end of the year, you'll receive a 1.5 cubic foot bag of compost, made right here in your own backyard! (AND A SHIRT!)

    (This is limited to LOCAL RESIDENTS in the areas listed above. You will get weekly pickup, while the rest of the region will get weekly pickups. If you would like to know if you fall under this category please ask first! Email at zak@granitestatenh.com)

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    We are offering bi-weekly residential waste pickup to residents within our service radius of our home base in Farmington, NH! For $150, you will receive a collection bin, and a new liner every other week for one full year. You'll love how easy is is to compost, and its fun too! And at the end of the year, you'll receive a 1.5 cubic foot bag of compost! You can take pride in using compost made right here in the Granite State!

    (This is limited to RESIDENTIAL customers within our service radius of Farmington, NH, located within the state of NH, Southwest to Manchester, West to Concord, Northeast to Plymouth, and North to Conway. If you would like to know if you fall under this category please ask first! Email at zak@granitestatenh.com)

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    We are offering bi-weekly residential waste pickup to residents within our service radius of our home base in Farmington, NH! For $150, you will receive a collection bin, and a new liner every other week for one full year. You'll love how easy is is to compost, and its fun too! And at the end of the year, you'll receive a 1.5 cubic foot bag of compost! (AND A SHIRT!) You can take pride in using compost made right here in the Granite State!

    (This is limited to RESIDENTIAL customers within our service radius of Farmington, NH, located within the state of NH, Southwest to Manchester, West to Concord, Northeast to Plymouth, and North to Conway. If you would like to know if you fall under this category please ask first! Email at zak@granitestatenh.com)

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    Weekly Compost Curbside Pickup

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    (This is limited to RESIDENTIAL customers within our service radius of Farmington, NH, located within the state of NH, Southwest to Manchester, West to Concord, Northeast to Plymouth, and North to Conway. If you would like to know if you fall under this category please ask first! Email at zak@granitestatenh.com)

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    (This is limited to RESIDENTIAL customers within our service radius of Farmington, NH, located within the state of NH, Southwest to Manchester, West to Concord, Northeast to Plymouth, and North to Conway. If you would like to know if you fall under this category please ask first! Email at zak@granitestatenh.com)

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    Weekly Curbside Pickup (Comm. Kitchen)

    If you're a small commercial kitchen, cafeteria, or just think you'll need a larger curbside bin, you can secure 1 YEAR of compostable waste pickup with a 64 gallon bin and liner every week! You'll also get a window decal for your store, and your business name listed on our website! No better way to show your support for the environment than showing your customers that you support local composting and local business!

    (This is limited to SMALL BUSINESS customers within our service radius of Farmington, NH, located within the state of NH, Southwest to Manchester, West to Concord, Northeast to Plymouth, and North to Conway. You will get a 64 gallon bin, larger bins will not be available at this time. If you would like to know if you qualify please ask first! Email at zak@granitestatenh.com)

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    HOUSEHOLD PICKUP - LIFETIME

    If you reside within our service area, you'll get a LIFETIME of residential pickups! This is an insane offer we may NEVER OFFER AGAIN! (SHIRT INCLUDED AT NO ADDITIONAL COST!)

    (This is limited to RESIDENTIAL customers within our service radius of Farmington, NH, located within the state of NH, Southwest to Manchester, West to Concord, Northeast to Plymouth, and North to Conway. LOCAL RESIDENTS will get weekly pickup, while the rest of the region will get bi-weekly pickups. If you would like to know if you fall under this category please ask first! Email at zak@granitestatenh.com)

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