Our Roots

Carter biking by Boardman
Porch pickup

Our 
Story

Carter's Compost began with an 8-year-old who wanted to help keep his neighborhood green by making composting easy for his neighbors. He achieved this and his vision grew until he and his bucket slingers were collecting all over town, towing trailers with their bicycles.

The impact of this operation has been substantial!

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The First 10 Years

5,876

PEDAL-POWERED PICKUPS COMPLETED

47,008

POUNDS OF FOOD SCRAPS DIVERTED

METRIC TONS OF CO2 AVOIDED 

(NET NEGATIVE CARBON FOOTPRINT)

3,120

MILES PEDALED

Our 
Future

We believe that keeping our town and surrounding area healthy is vital to our survival in so many ways. This is why we will continue to pedal into the future, returning nutrient-rich soil back into the community and reducing Traverse City's carbon impact.

Check in on social media to see the latest happenings, and learn about how fun composting is! Be sure to sign up if you are interested in joining our Composting Champion Crew!