Composting Service Thriving in Jersey City
The Community Compost Company (CCC) now offers free drop-off and door-to-door pick-up to recycle household food waste. Food scraps will be transported to the CCC compost site to be transformed into nutrient-rich material for use on local farms to improve soil health. They recently surpassed the milestone of 2 million pounds of food waste composted, with a new goal of composting another million-plus pounds this year.
Residents may take their kitchen scraps to any of three drop-off sites on Sundays between 8:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.: Five Corners Library, 678 Newark Avenue; Earl A. Morgan Library, 1841 JFK Boulevard; Brunswick Community Garden (Outside), 189 Brunswick Street.
CCC, a women-owned business founded by Eileen Banyra in 2013, is based in the Hudson Valley and Northern New Jersey. They collect food scraps and produce compost to restore soil and reduce landfilled waste. Globally, soil health is suffering, and in the U.S., soil on cropland is eroding 10 times faster than it can be replenished. In 2016, they established the Hudson Soil Co., a soil products division, through which they sell their finished compost in bags and bulk to garden centers, home gardeners and landscaping companies.