ComposTable Food-Waste Collection Service
The ComposTable program by Steel City Soils is designed to capture nutrients and retain them for agriculture in our region. When you see the ComposTable logo at your favorite restaurant, market, or coffee shop, you can be assured that your dollar supports building local nutrient cycles while revitalizing regional farmland and the green economy here in Pittsburgh.
Benefits to Your Business:
- Reduce your landfill footprint
- No extra work or cleanliness issues
- Easy reporting for your records
- Window stickers and signage provided
- Connect with local, green businesses
- Enrich regional farmland
Collection Service Description:
Acceptable Waste: We accept all pre- and post-consumer food scraps, unbleached paper products, and 100% sugar-cane packaging. Other organic materials may be acceptable upon further discussion.
Equipment: We drop empty 18-gallon totes at your site. You fill the totes with organic wastes. We pick up full totes and swap with fresh totes for clean, fast, and easy results.
Reporting: We provide monthly reports estimating the amount of organic waste you recycle.
Schedule & Cost: We pick up the totes up to 3 times per week during business hours. We charge per bin and bill bi-weekly. The specifics depend on your location, type, and amount of waste.
Check out our other Waste Stream Services at our Services Page
Food to Farm Partnerships:
Quiet Storm Restaurant - utilizes our food waste collection service, recycling all vegan and organic food waste.
East End Food Co-Op - The EEFC provides a consistent source of vegan and organic food waste nutrients.
Blackberry Meadows Farm - We are working to develop an on-farm compost system which can be used as a model for regional sustainable farms.
Grow Pittsburgh is the premier urban gardening non-profit in Pittsburgh. We co-support their projects with work days and compost consultation. They support us by offering space for compost field tests.