Better Waste Solutions


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A Better Future

Creating a more sustainable future by removing organic waste
from landfills and returning it to the soil.

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Sustainable Waste Solutions

Whether you are a restaurant, grocery store, hotel, or school, let us take care of your organic waste and help you reach your sustainability goals.

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Better Gardens

Help your plants, gardens, and landscaping installations thrive with natural, nutrient-rich soil amendments.

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Our Customers

Our customers trust us to provide the highest quality products and waste collection services.

What They’re Saying

“The Compost Company makes the best compost I've ever used. I added their "secret blend" to my vegetable garden last year, and I had my biggest yield yet. On top of that, their team is knowledgable, friendly, and passionate about both their work as well as the impact they are having. I look forward to being a loyal customer for a long time.”

John WhalingNashville, TN

“We value our partnership with The Compost Company. They provide a great service to the community and a great product for use in our landscapes. Knowing our green waste is being recycled and re-used is win/win.”

Will Greathouse The Greathouse Company

“With the help of The Compost Company we were able to take food waste elimination from a goal to an outcome. With a lofty goal to eliminate food waste from our facility, The Compost Company worked closely with us to ensure that we were diverting materials properly. They frequently visited our facility, educated our staff on proper composting, and were patient with us as we made a change to become more environmentally responsible.”

Karl EbertCountry Music Hall of Fame and Museum

“We are consistently impressed with the amazing customer service and prompt delivery that The Compost Company provides. Their compost is an integral part of our farm's fertility management.”

Ben BrownOld School Farm

“The Compost Company is world class--their compost is the richest we've ever seen, and their commitment to the community and a sustainable environment are even more outstanding. Middle Tennessee is lucky to have them.”

Marge DavisMt. Juliet, TN

Waste-Disposal Services

Sustainable methods for reducing landfill waste are not only good for your business; they’re good for the environment. We offer multiple solutions to responsibly dispose of organic waste materials.

Organic Waste Collection

Easy, clean, cost-effective organic waste diversion tailored to your needs, at your location. We offer pickup service when you need it using containers that fit your space.

How it Works

Organic Waste Dropoff

We accept organic waste of all types at our Ashland City site, and offer FREE dropoff at two Nashville-area convenience centers. See our interactive map for drop-off site closest to you and start composting today! Every bit counts.

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Event Composting

Event composting for 50 or 50,000 is as easy as calling The Compost Company. If you want a green event, we can help you with bin rentals, waste collection, and compostable materials sourcing.

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Our Products

We produce the highest quality organic soil and mulch products for farmers, gardeners and landscapers. We bag all of our products to order.


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Secret Blend
Compost Mulch
Premium Screened Compost

Soil Blends

Compost Topsoil Blend
Garden/Planter Blend
Bioretention blend
BioRetention Blend


compost mulch
Compost Mulch
natural hardwood mulch
Natural Hardwood Mulch


Diverted from Landfill


CO2 Emissions Prevented


Equivalent Cars Off the Road


On track for 2018!

About Us

Clay Ezell

Clay Ezell
Co-Owner, Collection and Business Development

Clay Ezell is a certified Master Composter, a USCC-Certified Site Operator and graduate of New York’s EarthMatter training program, where he took part in the NYC Local Organics Recovery Project, processing organic waste from the five boroughs of New York City for use in local parks. He is a member of the US Composting Council, the Tennessee Environmental Council and the Cumberland River Compact. Clay is a native Nashvillian who, in addition to being happy to be home, is dedicated to helping realize the dream of making Nashville the Greenest city in the Southeast. He is an active volunteer with Publicolor and the American Chestnut Foundation, and serves on the board of FriendsLife Community and Tennessee Conservation Voters.  


Edward Wansing
Founder & COO

Ed Wansing holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University and a Master of Science in Sustainability from Lipscomb University. He is a licensed Architect in the State of Tennessee. Ed is a LEED Accredited Professional and has been a leader of the Green Building and Sustainability movement in Middle Tennessee for over 10 years. He served as Chair of the Emerging Professionals National Committee and the Middle Tennessee US Green Building Council. He has served on many other boards and committees including Cheatham County Habitat for Humanity and the Friends of the Cheatham County Bicentennial Trail. Ed and his wife Carly have been recognized for their work in the Green Building Industry, for their contributions to the community and for their energy efficiency and sustainability achievements at their home.

jeffery ezell

Jeffrey Ezell
Co-Owner, Products and Business Development

Jeffrey Ezell is a SWANA certified Compost Facility Manager, active member of the US Compost Council, and currently serves as Vice President of the Tennessee Recycling Coalition. Prior to working with The Compost Company, Jeffrey served as Recycling Coordinator for Metro Nashville Public Works, working to grow and support composting projects at schools, community centers, businesses, and homes. He also served as coordinator and instructor for the Davidson County Master Composter Class. Jeffrey holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Georgia.

Baxter Lee

Baxter Lee

Baxter began partnering with The Compost Company in 2014. He is a strategic finance professional with over 15 years of experience in banking, private equity and mergers & acquisitions.  Baxter holds a BS in Business Administration from Washington & Lee University and an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt, where he initially developed a business plan for an organics recycling venture.  Baxter advises startups in strategic planning, operational development and capital raising, and he serves on the boards of Leadership Healthcare and the Percy Priest Elementary PTO.


IMPACT – Mayor’s Food Saver Challenge Press Conference & Interview with Clay Ezell


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