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WHAT WE DO

Traverse City's Bike-Powered Compost Collection Service

We are a residential compost collection service that uses bicycles with trailers to haul food scraps from your kitchen to local composting sites.

 

At Carter's Compost, we believe that the resilience and beauty of our community is inseparable from the health of the land we live on. Transforming our food waste into fertile compost is one small way we can collectively nurture the land in the midst of global environmental crisis, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and sequester carbon in the soil.

WASTE DIVERSION

Our weekly bucket pickups divert your household food scraps from traditional landfills to our piles.

COLLECTION SERVICE

Collections from the neighborhood are combined with other organic materials, and with the help of some wormie friends, let nature take the wheel.

NUTRIENT-RICH COMPOST

After several weeks the compost is ready to go into gardens, beds and pots, providing plants with a natural, nourishing soil.

EDUCATION

Follow us on social media to see events hosted by Carter's, as well as general information on composting and it's benefits.

 

HOW IT WORKS

Carter's makes it easy to start giving your kitchen waste a 2nd (or 3rd!) life. With a weekly subscription, there is so much to look forward to: 

  1. We deliver a clean bucket to your house

  2. You skip the trash can and put kitchen scraps right in the bucket

  3. We pickup the bucket and swap it out with a clean one each week

  4. Your scraps are nurtured to become one with nature (again) in our piles

  5. You have the option to get a full bucket of compost each season!

SERVICE AREA
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PEDAL-POWERED PICKUP OR SELF DROP-OFF

Inside the service area?

  • Signup for curbside pickup!

Located outside our service area?

  • Ask about drop-offs

Don't see your neighborhood in our service area?​

  • Message us about expanding!

WHAT GOES IN THE BUCKET

Do's

Fruit scraps

Veggie scraps

Eggshells

Coffee grounds

Tea bags

Bread

The list goes on!

Don'ts

Meats

Bones

Dairy

Animal waste

To-go Containers

Utensils 

 

CONTACT

ADDRESS

Traverse City, Michigan

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