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Composting Food Waste Doesn't Need to be Complicated

In fact, we keep it as simple as...

Our collector will deliver your first bucket right to your door. It will contain a welcome packet with useful information to help you get started!


Your mission: fill the bucket with food trimmings, table scraps, and other compostable items (we'll provide a handy list to keep on your fridge).


Every two weeks, leave your bucket outside for collection. We'll take your full bucket and replace it with a clean, empty one. You'll earn one bucket credit for each bucket collected.


...or other earth-conscious goodies. While we're at work turning your food waste into compost, kick back, relax, and visit our Farm Store. You can redeem your bucket credits for something awesome.

Why compost your food waste? There are myriad benefits to recycling your scraps.

  • Reduce your garbage volume by about a third - less for you to haul to the curb

  • Keep your indoor waste bin free of food waste, minimizing odor and bugs

  • Minimize your contribution to the local landfill (compostable items account for up to 70%!)

  • Reduce dangerous methane gas associated with the breakdown of food items in open air environments

  • Help create compost to grow more food

  • Rest easy knowing you are doing your part to save the earth!

Why Terra Firma Compost?

We make it easy, fun and rewarding.

  • We are 100% RVA local. Your food scraps are collected and brought to our local farm for processing.

  • We are a small company that responds to special needs or requests.

  • Pick-up fees start at just $10/month! (Check for availability in your neighborhood)

  • No contract needed - try us now and then proceed month-to-month.

  • Visit our FAQ page to get answers to frequently asked questions.

What do you get in return?

Besides good vibes, here is what you can expect to receive in return for your food waste:

  • Monthly reports to easily monitor how much food you've diverted from the landfill

  • Compost credits based on the number of buckets collected. Compost credits can be used for any of our farm products (subject to availability):

    • Premium compost

    • Vermicompost

    • Fresh eggs

    • Bottled herbs

    • Potted herbs 

    • Fresh produce

    • Tote bags

    • Tee shirts

    • "Tree Free" notecards

  • Access to our farm portfolio - buy fresh pastured eggs, fresh or dried herbs, and seasonal produce - all delivered directly to your door!

  • Visit our FAQ page to get answers to frequently asked questions.

Let's get started.

Contact us today for more info or fill out our Sign-Up Form to verify availability at your location and get the ball rolling! We'll deliver a 5 gallon collection bucket directly to your door, along with a welcome packet with helpful tips.​

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