Common Ground Compost
Location: New York new-york, USA
Year Founded: 2015
Food Recovery Hierarchy: Recycling
Common Ground Compost is a consulting company that helps set up composting and recycling programs for businesses, schools, nonprofits, and residences in New York City and beyond. Our goal is to keep edible food from going to waste, divert organic waste from landfills, and assist in the development, implementation, and growth of waste diversion programs for all. Everything we do is based in transparency and education, and we seek to empower our clients to make smart and informed decisions by understanding their waste streams. Common Ground Compost manages Reclaimed Organics, a program that collects food scraps by bicycle in New York City. Our pilot launched in the East Village of Manhattan, and has grown to accept material from the West Village, SoHo, and the Lower East Side. We collect from residents and businesses, and partner with local gardens to create sustainable employment opportunities and support the operations of community garden programs.