Our Collection Service

The Compost Plant collects food scraps from a variety of businesses, including higher education institutions, restaurants, and hospitals. We don’t provide residential food scrap collection service but we do have a partnership with Bootstrap Compost which serves residences in the area, see below.

We provide new 48-gallon wheeled compost bins that are color-coordinated to help make waste separation easier for your team. Contact us to find out how we can implement a successful organics diversion program for your business or institution.

What is compostable?

What is compostable?

Residential service

We don’t provide residential collection of food scraps but our partners at Bootstrap Compost do. Contact them to see if service is available in your area.

TCP Co-founder Nat Harris and Bootstrap Co-founder Igor Kharitonenkov

TCP Co-founder Nat Harris and Bootstrap Co-founder Igor Kharitonenkov

Do you live on Aquidneck Island or is your business located on aquidneck island?

The Compost Plant is excited to be part of Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas Rhode Island (HSHSRI), a collaborative multi-year pilot project, spearheaded by Clean Ocean Access and funded by 11th Hour Racing, to inspire long-lasting, environmentally-responsible behavior that positively impacts both land and sea.

Residents and Businesses on Aquidneck Island can take advantage of the HSHSRI composting initiative by signing up for service today through the Clean Ocean Access web site. Sign up for your customer number and discover your role in building this island-wide initiative!


Our pickup partners

We serve a wide variety of Rhode Island's own businesses and institutions:

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Food Scraps to Compost

We bring the food scraps we collect to our farm in North Smithfield, RI and Hidden Acres Farm in Medway, MA to be processed into high-quality compost.

Food scraps dumped on a bed of carbon consisting of wood chips, leaves, manure and mushroom compost ready for mixing.