Nashville, TN | May 13, 2015
The Compost Company, which diverts food and organic waste from landfills for recycling into nutrient-rich soil products, has completed its next round of growth funding, furthering the rapid expansion of its organics recycling services for local waste generators.
The Compost Company is Middle Tennessee’s only provider of fully-integrated organic waste recycling services, providing waste collection and processing services along with the sale and installation of nutrient-rich soil amendment products including compost and mulch. By diverting organic waste from landfills, the Compost Company’s services reduce waste disposal fees for waste generators such as restaurants, grocery stores, hotels, schools and corporate offices, helping them achieve their sustainability goals and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“This additional round of funding will enable us to continue expanding our business to meet a rapidly growing market demand. More and more corporations, municipalities and other organizations are looking for partners like the Compost Company to meet their sustainability goals and our end-to-end organic waste recycling services provide a one stop solution to meet these objectives,” said Ed Wansing, Founder and Chief Operating Officer, The Compost Company.
The Compost Company currently processes over 200 tons of organic waste per month through partnerships with The Music City Center, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation and the City of Clarksville, among others. The additional funds will help the company scale its hauling operations to serve a greater number of clients throughout the region and add processing capacity at its 37 acre site, located in Cheatham County.
Compost Company President, Clay Ezell, adds, “We are focused on transforming the waste industry by diverting the single largest category of waste currently going to landfills. Today, more than 80 million tons of organic material, including food scraps and yard trimmings, goes to landfills across the U.S. annually and is the least recycled component of our waste stream. Organic waste is quickly becoming a valuable commodity that can be transformed into nutrient-rich compost and mulch for farmers, landscapers and gardeners. We are committed to this mission and to helping make Nashville the greenest city in the Southeast.”