City of Houston "Food Scraps to Compost"
FREE Curbside Pilot Program
What is it?
It is a FREE "Food Scraps to Compost" curbside program offered to Houston residents who live in Greater Heights or Kashmere Gardens. It works like recycling collection, but instead, residents separate their food scraps into a container.
Want to Sign Up to Participate?
To register for FREE click HERE. You will be prompted to fill out the required fields, including first and last name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and acknowledge you have read & understand our "No Contamination Pledge" and "What to Compost." If you've successfully completed the online registration form (Step 2), you will receive an email within 24 hours confirming your registration, providing you with a few helpful hints, and welcoming you onboard! You will then be fully registered for the pilot. Participation is limited to 200 people per neighborhood so sign up today!
When does it start and how long does the Pilot last?
Once a week, starting Friday, August 26, 2022, Zero Waste Houston will pick up the food scraps from participating households. The program will last 16 weeks; last pick up day will be Friday, December 9, 2022.
What can I compost?
Click HERE to see our "What To Compost?" page. Please understand this is not a complete list, but more of a guideline. Not sure of something you are considering placing in collection bucket/container, please just reach out.
It is also extremely important that participants know what CONTAMINATION is. Knowing that if it is made of plastic, aluminum, metal, glass, ceramic, or if it has chemicals in it, then it is not compostable.
Who Can Participate?
Houston Residents who live in the Greater Heights or Kashmere Gardens neighborhoods.
What Kind Of Container Should I Use For The Pilot?
You can use any container. We come once a week on your scheduled pick up day, we dump the food scraps out of your container and leave your bucket behind. We do not clean your bucket, and are not responsible for replacing buckets if they are stolen or lost.
What Happens When Pilot Is Over?
After the pilot program has ended, in an effort to make food scraps curbside services available to all residents in Houston, we are offering a $10/month weekly pick-up subscription. For those who do not know, our competitors charge $20-$35/month for weekly service. However, we are offering a $10/month for weekly curbside service to everyone inside the 610 Loop, making us the only Composting Company to offer such an affordable price.