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 Veteran Compost!

Veteran Compost is a veteran-owned business focused on creating high quality compost and soil products in Maryland, DC and Virginia. We provide food scrap collection, finished compost, and a host of other great products. BioBag Associate spoke to Veteran Compost about the organization. Their interview is transcribed below.


What led you to start your composting operation?

Veteran Compost: I got home from Iraq and couldn’t find a job. So, I started looking at recycling businesses that I could start with the money in my pocket. Over the years we have grown from a company of 1 to a company of more than 25 great composters.

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

Veteran Compost: We offer collection of food scraps from residential, office and commercial customers throughout Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia. We handle everything from a 7-gallon bin on someone’s doorstep to tractor trailer quantities of material from food manufacturers. We are always looking for new opportunities and folks to compost with, send us an email or give us a call anytime!

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

Veteran Compost: We compost all of the material we collect as well as material from several other haulers. Typically, we handle around 150-200 tons of food scraps per week.

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

Veteran Compost: We make an organic crab compost, that’s about as Maryland as you can get for a product!

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

Veteran Compost: We are really proud to hire veterans and family members of veterans whenever possible.  We are always looking for great people to join our team in DC or Aberdeen, MD – so if you know someone looking to get into the compost field – send them our way!

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