CompostNow and Tilthy Rich Compost Join Forces in Starving Landfills
Raleigh-based CompostNow acquires Durham-based Tilthy Rich Compost
Raleigh, NC: CompostNow Inc, a Raleigh-based compost services company, announces that it has acquired Tilthy Rich Compost, a Durham-based bike-powered food waste collection service.
By combining resources, energy, and passions it will allow for the combined business to service more households, multi-family communities, offices, restaurants, and more in The Triangle. Together the two businesses diverted 856,984 lbs from the landfill in 2016 and are looking to more than double that figure in 2017. Additionally, CompostNow delivered 100,950 lbs of compost created by their members to their community garden partners.
“We’re tackling a big problem [food waste & loss of healthy soil] and it will take many different approaches to solve it,” says Justin Senkbeil, CEO of CompostNow. “I am excited to see our teams come together around a shared mission to help make our communities compostable.”
“Tilthy Rich Compost and CompostNow have been strategizing for years on how to work more powerfully together in the Triangle,” says Chris Russo, Founder of Tilthy Rich Compost. “After Kat Nigro (Kat)alyzed [sic] substantial growth in 2015 joining TRC, it became clear that merging efforts was the best play for the movement and the individuals involved. I’m proud of what we built and glad to see CompostNow carry the torch of our efforts with a strengthened team of dedicated and passionate change makers.”
How did we get here?
About CompostNow: CompostNow is a composting services company that strives to build healthy soils and support community gardens through its collection services and compostable single-use serviceware distribution in the Triangle & Asheville markets. Based in Raleigh, NC the business was founded in 2011 and has diverted over 1.8 million lbs of compostables from the landfill and created 875,554 lbs of compost for it’s members and community garden partners. Learn more at www.compostnow.org
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