We collect household food waste in St Louis and produce compost, keeping organic matter out of landfills and putting it back into the soil.

 

How it Works: Each week we provide a clean bucket with a locking lid for you to fill with the week's food waste, which we collect from your porch. 

We use the scraps you divert from our landfills to make high-quality aerated compost and vermicast, and periodically return sifted, finished compost for your garden (if you want).

The charge is $6 per week.

To sign up complete the form at https://www.blhfarm.com/join. Questions? Email matt@blhfarm.com.

 

Check out our blog for more information on where and how we compost, and follow us on Facebook & Instagram for ongoing updates.

Information on what can be composted is below.

The Process

how we compost

We combine nitrogenous residential food waste with select carbonaceous materials, varying seasonally, and add Azomite volcanic rock dust for remineralization. After a short hot aerobic period the pile is turned and a portion diverted to our worm bins, where red wigglers (the same family since 2012) digest this pre-compost over weeks (or months in cooler weather). The pile is turned at least twice more and, when it begins cooling, set aside to finish.

A bit more information is in our recent blog post.

Guidelines on Compostable Materials

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More specifics

A customer recently provided us this useful list (<- click) of compostable objects from the house. We love it!

Please contact us with questions about the composting process, we always love hearing from you! Email: matt@blhfarm.com

 
 
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our food scraps are too valuable to waste

The nutrients in our unused household organic materials should be a link in the food chain, not the last step before the landfill. We are excited to partner with households in St Louis to gather and compost these materials.

Compost is essential for soil health

We believe that agriculture must be regenerative, not merely sustainable. The nutrients and microbes in compost produced from residential kitchen surplus can improve the quality and health of our soil and water.

We love this graphic!

We love this graphic!

The NRDC issued a report that we suggest, it’s available as a pdf here:

https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/wasted-food-IP.pdf