how it works
Happy Earth Compost provides a simple alternative to home composting for our customers. We do the hard part so you don’t have too. Join today and you’ll receive an indoor compost bin, a Happy Earth outdoor bucket, and instructions on what you can compost.
SIGN UP FOR OUR COMPOST SERVICE
Sign up for either our weekly or bi-weekly pickup service and we will provide you with your Happy Earth buckets.
COLLECT WASTE IN OUR BUCKETS
Fill your stylish indoor bin with the approved compostable waste. Then, as needed, transfer your waste to your Happy Earth outdoor bucket.
PUT OUT YOUR BUCKET FOR PICKUP
On your designated pickup day, set your outdoor bucket out on your front porch and we will swap it out with a clean one. Repeat!
GET FREE COMPOST
If you're interested in free compost, message us and we will bring it to you. Minimum 1 month of service to be eligible.
frequently asked questions
Many people mistakenly believe that the landfill is a giant composting system. In reality, all of your leftovers, yard clippings and organic wastes that go into the garbage do not turn into high-nutrient soil in the landfill. Organic substances need adequate oxygen, sunlight and beneficial microorganisms to recycle naturally into compost. You don’t find those lovely conditions in a landfill underneath heaps of trash and non-organic plastics. When organics decompose in a landfill, you get hazardous methane, instead of the production of nice soil.
We strive to provide service to all of Houston and greater Houston area. Please reach out if you are interested and we will do our best to work with you.
Our base service is $25/month. For weekly pickup, the cost is $35/month
We offer two levels of service. With our base service, we pick-up buckets every other Friday. For an additional $10 per month we will pick-up every week
The process is very simple! On pickup days, set your bucket out by your front door, and we will replace it with a clean one. We suggest not setting it curbside because some of our buckets have been picked up with regular trash.
Please go to the signup page and purchase an extra bucket. Then we will drop it off on the next pickup date. The charge helps us recoup a portion of the cost of the 2 new buckets required for when swap buckets at each pickup.
The small bin is for use indoors. We recommend filling this one up during the day and then dumping it in the big bucket at the end of the day.
Yes, you have access to free finished compost. To be eligible, you must have been a member for at least a month. Please contact us to schedule delivery. Shipping cost may apply on large volumes.
We require a 30-day notice to cancel your service. Contact us through the website and we can assist.
We work with New Earth, an established leader in Organic Recycling, to take all our waste. They are as excited as we are to bring this service to Houston. To learn more about them, please visit their website. You can also follow our social media post to see our service in action.
In 2019, I hit my tipping point when I realized my family was generating more than a bag of trash per day! This was after we separated out recycling. It hit me that if every family is doing the same, my three kids and future generations beyond them would be overwhelmed by trash.
I set out to find a way to reduce our footprint. After some research, I discovered composting. This could provide the solution. After a couple of weeks of trying it at home, I quickly realized that I didn't want to do this on my own. I didn't have the time or the patience and I wanted to include as much as possible in the compost. For example, meat, dairy, and other products that are no-no's for home composting.
I realized at this point, that if I was having this issue, there had to be others. After some research, my hunch was verified. So I set about looking for a commercial compost company to gauge interest in helping residential customers compost. New Earth Compost was extremely excited with the concept and agreed to help us implement this service.
We are extremely excited to bring this service to Houston and I hope you will join us in making the Earth a little bit happier!