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 Compost Nashville!

Compost Nashville is diverting millions of pounds of material from landfill. They donate compost to local farms, schools, and community gardens each year, and they get to compost for thousands of homes in Middle Tennessee. BioBag Associate spoke to Catarina Muschaweck about the organization. Their interview is transcribed below.

What led you to start your composting operation?

Muschaweck: Our co-owners, Micah Puncochar and Jeremy Lekich, had a few friends who had tried composting and weren’t enjoying doing it themselves, so they had the idea to start composting for people in the community. They started with a Toyota Camry (affectionately known as the Compost Camry) and two bins. We then had businesses and events reach out asking us if we can help them compost their waste, and the rest is history! 

Who do you serve and how can people get in touch with you if they want to start composting?

Muschaweck: We service over 2,600 homes, 100 businesses, and several events in Davidson and Williamson Co. Tennessee.

How much organic material do you typically take in on a weekly basis?

Muschaweck: We take between 30,000-40,000 pounds per week.

Please give us 1 fun fact about you or your business.

Muschaweck: Each year we donate compost to local farms, gardens, schools, and non-profits in the area! 

Feel free to add any additional information about your operation as you see fit.

Muschaweck:

We will have surpassed 10 million pounds diverted and 10 years of service in April!

More about our environmental and community impact: www.compostnashville.org/our-impact 

More about our story and background: www.compostnashville.org/about-us 

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