Help make Memphis a more sustainable community with simple
ways to compost at home, at work, and at your favorite restaurant brought to you by the Compost Fairy.
The Compost Fairy will deliver your airtight, sealable bucket with liner and welcome kit. Whenever it’s convenient for you during posted drop off hours, visit our Self Service Drop Off locations listed below to drop your food scraps and other compostables. We provide cleaning supplies and fresh liners to get you back in the compost action quickly. And upon request, we’ll provide you with two 4-gallon buckets of screened, finished compost a month to be used in your flowerbed, veggie patch, or to feed lawns, trees and shrubs in your home landscape. Only $15 per month!
Residential Curbside Pickup
The Compost Fairy will provide you with two 4-gallon airtight, sealable buckets to fill up with your compostable materials. Choose either weekly or bi-weekly service and the Compost Fairy will come to your doorstep to collect your buckets and bring you a squeaky-clean fresh ones. And upon request, we’ll provide you with two 4-gallon buckets of screened, finished compost a month to be used in your flowerbed, veggie patch, or to feed lawns, trees and shrubs in your home landscape. Get started now and pay only $10 for your first month of service!
Get A Quote
Looking to make your business a whole lot greener? If you own/manage a restaurant or office of any size, Compost Fairy can help. We also work closely with Project Green Fork to help point the Memphis community towards food service providers that are thinking sustainably, and about the long term impact of their business. We provide cleaned, sanitized, lined organics carts at each collection (never any dumping onsite) and customize a flexible pickup schedule to suit your needs, as well as consult with you to make sure we fit into your space & workflow. We also provide helpful signage and training for staff to help build a culture of sustainability. Starting at just $50 per month. Email us today for a custom quote!
How it works
“Compost” in Latin means “to bring together.” Compost is a mixture of decayed or decaying organic matter used to fertilize soil. The creation of compost is as old as the first plant on Earth. In the forest, we just call it humus. Modern composting is nothing more than the speeding up the naturally occurring process. Compost is usually made by gathering plant material, such as leaves, grass clippings, and vegetable peels, into a pile or bin and letting it decompose as a result of the action of aerobic bacteria, fungi, and other organisms.
Compost Fairy in Action
Materials Diverted From Landfill
Finished Compost Created
Partners in the Community
The Compost Fairy is proud to partner with other incredible local and nationwide organizations, who want to continue to make Memphis an even better city today & for our future. We are also a main contributor in a city-wide reforestation effort in Memphis aimed at improving environmental services and public health. Check out our friends & partners below.
Find ways to connect with the Compost Fairy in the community. We’re always looking for additional Fairies to help us educate our neighbors, plant native trees, and support our mission of creating a more sustainable Memphis. The Compost Fairy also visits schools and community groups to talk about all things compost and host workshops. Sign up below for opportunities through our friends at Volunteer Odyssey or contact us to arrange a visit.
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