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Sustainable Solutions for New Jersey Businesses: Embracing Compost Pick-Up Services in North Jersey

Updated: Jan 9

In the dynamic business landscape of North New Jersey, a growing number of commercial enterprises are seeking innovative ways to become more sustainable. One often overlooked but impactful avenue for achieving this goal is the adoption of compost pick-up services. In this blog post, we explore how businesses in North New Jersey can benefit from Neighborhood Compost's services, not only diverting waste from landfills but also actively integrating sustainability into core business functions all while connecting with community.

Environmental Impact

EPA Waste Food Scale Shows the most and least preferred methods of how to reduce the environmental impact of waste food
EPA Wasted Food Scale

The EPA and USDA set the goal of halving the amount of organic matter sent to landfill by 2030. We help you get there. Our services play a crucial role in reducing a businesses’ carbon footprint by diverting organic waste from landfills and helping businesses recycle the “hard to recycle stuff” like soft plastics, rubber gloves, etc. through our zero-waste program.

We also provide education to employees of our partner companies in how they can be mindful around waste. Our seminars are virtual, in-person, or even in-person on our farm, showing you our composting process and regenerative agricultural techniques.

Did you know that each office employee produces an average of 4.4 lbs of waste per day? And annually, up to 10,000 documents and 500 coffee cups? With our guidance on thoughtful procurement strategies and helpful tips on reducing waste in the workplace, we help you reduce the amount of waste produced and we'll compost the rest. After all, matte paper, cardboard, toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, napkins (free of chemicals or cleaning agents), and matte, oil-stained pizza boxes are all vital sources of carbon in the compost making process.

Your workplace can contribute to healthier ecosystems and support the state's broader environmental goals.

Cost Savings

Investing in compost pick-up services is a strategic move that can lead to substantial cost savings for businesses. An average of $14 is saved for every $1 invested in staff training, up cycling and/or composting waste. With reduced waste disposal costs and potential tax incentives for environmentally responsible practices, these services provide a financially savvy solution all while supporting a small woman-owned business and local farm.

We strive to make our compost pick-ups as seamless and convenient to you as possible in your daily operation by providing customized pick-up schedules, bins and appropriate signage, support and reliable communication. You’ll have access to our customer portal where you can see your business’ sustainability reporting and metrics along with helpful pick-up and billing information.

Community Engagement

A group of women standing at a table at a farmers market in New Jersey giving food away with a non-profit organization to combat food insecurity
A collaboration among Do Good Donuts and nourish.NJ

Supporting Neighborhood Compost not only benefits the environment but also strengthens ties with the local community. We’ve had the privilege of connecting our commercial clients to each other and our communities on a  regular basis, whether our commercial partners from Do Good donuts (their fry oil smells delicious as it is incorporated into a compost pile, by the way) supplies our most recent non-profit partners at nourish.NJ donuts for a food drive, or our very first commercial clients at Mood Food in Fort Lee supply lunch for your staff volunteer day visit at our farm, Neighborhood Compost’s commitment to bring community together while advocating for the planet is at the foundation of everything we do.

Integration of Sustainability into Core Business Functions:

Neighborhood Compost goes beyond waste diversion; we actively help businesses integrate sustainability into core functions.

a disposable compostable plastic fork in dirt not decomposing
"Compostable" fork in one of our compost windrows

By working closely with clients, our team can assist in identifying areas where waste can be prevented in the first place, creating a more sustainable and eco-friendly business model. We'll help your procurement team sift through an industry of products that has been heavily "greenwashed" and select ones that fit your needs along with our planet's. This proactive approach in offering personalized solutions aligns with the broader goal of reducing overall waste generation and promoting a circular economy.

Compliance with Regulations:

As environmental regulations become more stringent, adopting compost pick-up services and other eco-friendly practices ensures businesses in North New Jersey stay ahead of compliance requirements. As active members of the New Jersey Composting Council, Neighborhood Compost's services are designed to meet or exceed local regulations, making businesses not only environmentally responsible but also compliant with legal standards.

In conclusion

In New Jersey, where sustainability is a growing priority, embracing compost pick-up services becomes a strategic move for businesses. Neighborhood Compost offers not only waste diversion but also a pathway to a more sustainable and eco-friendly business environment. By integrating these services, businesses can contribute to a cleaner, healthier state while enjoying the financial benefits and community-building opportunities associated with responsible waste management.

To learn more about our services and how we can best help your business run more sustainably, please contact us at and download our commercial client one-sheet below. Take a peek at some of our distinguished composting partners.

Neighborhood Compost Commercial Composting

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