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Reducing Waste and Enriching Soil Since 2012.

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Sustainable Waste Solutions

Restaurants, grocery stores, hotels, and schools are joining the Compost movement. How can we help you reach your sustainability goals?

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Better Growing

Click here for Soil Success. Healthy soil is key to your growing project. High-quality, locally-made soils for gardeners, farmers, landscapers and builders. We are your soil supplier. 

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Our Customers

Our customers trust us for the best service and products.

What They’re Saying

A friend of mine recommended your company. I am glad that he did. You have a very professional and knowledgeable team. The entire process, from my first phone call to the completion of my order, was pleasant and easy. I will definitely be using your company again and referring others your way. Much appreciated!!!

Shaun A. -- Williamsport, 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 GreathouseThe Greathouse Company

With the help of The Compost Company we were able to take food waste elimination from a goal to an outcome. 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

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

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 makes the best compost I've ever used. 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

Waste Diversion Services

Reducing landfill waste is not only good for the environment, it's good for business. Let us show you how easy and cost effective composting can be for your business. Custom-tailored service to reduce waste and reduce cost.

Organic Waste Collection

Simple, cost-effective waste diversion tailored to your needs. Call us to schedule a site visit.

How it Works

Organic Waste Dropoff

We accept organic waste of all types. FREE dropoff at four Nashville-area convenience centers. See our interactive map for the drop-off site closest to you and start composting today! You CAN make a difference.

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Event Composting

Green events made easy. We can help you with bin rentals, waste collection, and compostable materials sourcing.

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BlackJack Compost
Premium Screened Compost

Soil Blends

SuperSoil! Raised Garden Blend
Pot Luck Potting Soil
Garden Blend
BioRetention Blend


Compost Mulch
Natural Hardwood Mulch


Diverted from Landfill


CO2 Emissions Prevented


Equivalent Cars Off the Road


On track for 2020!

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 Compost Project, processing organic waste from the five boroughs of New York City for use in local parks. He serves as President of the Tennessee Composting Council, 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 Tennessee Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation, and serves on the board of FriendsLife Community.


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.


Composting leaders recognized at USCC’s COMPOST2019

US Composting Council Composter of the Year-Small Scale award went to The Compost Company, a 5,000…

Mayor’s Food Saver Challenge Seeks to Cut Local Food Waste

Nashville Scene | Margaret Littman Taking a look at programs and organizations that cut waste…

Composting Roundup Ashland City, Tennessee: Good Year For The Compost Company The Compost Company took in…

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

Hear from Compost Company's Clay Ezell on the Mayor's Food Saver Challenge and how The…
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