How does it work?

Here’s how it works:

1. We give you a bucket.

2. You line the bucket with a regular grocery store paper bag (keeps the bucket scrubbing to a minimum) and then start filling it with your kitchen scraps.

3. A week later, we’ll pick-up your scraps with our bike trailers and leave you a clean bucket.

4. I dump your organic waste into my pile/worm bin here at C’sC World HQ, or into one of our Neighborhood Compost Stations/backyard “sharing” piles.

5. I mix in some carbon aka”“browns”” to keep the pile balanced and lovely. Not too wet. Not too dry. Just right for the trillions and trillions of mirco-organisms to do their thing. Turning it as needed to bring in oxygen so that the decomposers can breathe.

6. Once ready, I give you a five-gallon bucket full of our (your!) 100% awesome, locally grown compost so that you can use it in your garden to grow yummy veggies (or pretty flowers!). As a C’sC member, you’re entitled to one bucket of compost a year free but if you want more, you’ll have to work for it at one of our Neighborhood Compost Fiestas. If you don’t need the finished compost, we will donate it to a neighbor or community/school garden.

What goes into the bucket? Well, most everything that grows is OK.

“If is grows, it goes!”

You can put everything from the kitchen into the bucket (fruit and vegetable scraps, non-greasy food scraps like rice, pasta, bread, cereal etc., coffee grounds & filters, tea bags (staples OK), egg and nut shells, pits.

Please NO meat, dairy, bones, chicken, fish, greasy food scraps, fat, oil, dairy, animal waste, litter or bedding, coal or charcoal, coconuts, yard waste.

The cost? 10 dollars per month. Yep, that’s right, just 10 bucks for weekly bike-powered pick-ups.

We also offer a drop-off service where you can bring your kitchen scraps to Carter’s Compost World HQ here on Washington Street for just 5 dollars/month.

We have a few other services too.

Email us at to sign up!

9 Responses to “How does it work?”

  1. Tracey September 4, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    I was inspired by your compost business. Great job!

  2. Mrs. Saldanha September 13, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    Hi Carter,
    Would it be possible to purchase some worms from you (for indoor composting)?

  3. Nancy denison March 5, 2013 at 8:03 am #

    Good morning Carter and family! I hope your drive to New Mexico is going well-or maybe you are there already. I purchased your composting certificate from the Black and White Bash for Eastern a few weeks ago so I will get in touch with you when you get back to TC as to when we can begin. I do have my own compost bin, but often have more stuff to put in than room. I also want to write a short story about you for the Master Gardener newsletter that I help to put together, so we can talk about that too. Have a blast on your trip! Mrs. Denison (Nancy)

    • tyandjohanna March 6, 2013 at 9:09 am #

      Hi Mrs. D, Awesome. I will get you a bucket when we get home in April or you can wait till whenever you think you’ll have a lot of scraps. A newsletter blurb would be fun! You can email me at Thanks and Adios from Tucson! Carter

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