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 Glad Earth Compost!

Glad Earth Compost is a composting service based in Lansing IL. BioBag Associate spoke to Adam with Glad Earth Earth Compost about the organization. Their interview is transcribed below.

What led you to start your composting operation?

Adam: As my own enthusiasm for composting grew, I became aware of services offering doorstep composting in Chicago and its north and west suburbs, but none serving the area where I live at the northern border of Illinois and Indiana. In hopes that there would be people out there who wanted to divert their food scraps from the landfill I launched Glad Earth, and there they were!

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

Adam: We currently serve residential subscribers and are interested in finding some commercial partners as well. Anyone can get in touch through our website—www.gladearthcompost.com—or directly through email: gladearthcompost@gmail.com

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

Adam: We run our pickup route every two weeks and currently take in about 130lb each trip. We composted an amazing 3,442lb in 2023

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

Adam: All of our composting happens in my small suburban backyard!

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

Adam: We launched in July 2022. My kids (Miriam, 2, and Jonah, 1) usually drive my route with me, and they love it when we “do compost”!

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