Welcome to BioBag’s Community Heroes series! Each month, we will highlight community heroes that are making a difference in their communities and working to make their local environments cleaner and healthier.
This month, we are taking a look at the Compost Collective KC!
Compost Collective KC is a small group of caring citizens who want to make composting easy for you and keep food out of landfills!
Check out our interview below with Coco, Director of Operations to find out more!
What led you to start your composting operation?
Coco: CCKC was created in 2017 through frustration with the lack of environmental concern from our nation’s leaders, and came together through the hard work of a small group of caring citizens wanting to provide easy access to food waste recycling for the KC community.
Who do you serve, and how can people get in touch with you if they want to start composting?
Coco: We serve the greater KC Metro and surrounding areas. People can sign up for our service (and view our service area map) on our website here.
How much organic material do you typically take in on a weekly basis?
Coco: We are processing approximately 20,000lbs of compostable waste every week.
Please give us one fun fact about you or your business.
Coco: Compost Collective KC is partnered with a beautiful 14 acre urban farm/homestead called Urbavore Urban Farm that uses sustainable agriculture methods and off-grid practices including no-till farming, solar panel powering, water recycling from their ponds, etc. We love working alongside such an important community farm!
If you would like to be featured in a future edition of Community Heroes, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.