Questions? Ask a maggot farmer.
Composting has been around for a long while, but it's a relatively new concept to a lot of people, and the way we do it is pretty unique. We get a lot of questions about our dirty job, and we're always happy to respond. If you don't see your question below, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask away!
what if you don't service my area?
At this point, our service is available only in the geographic areas outlined on our website. If for some reason we have to modify the areas we are currently serving, we will let you know.
What if I forget to put my bin out?
Unfortunately, if your bin is not outside or in the agreed-upon place when we stop by, we can’t reschedule. We’ll just get it the following week. In some cases though, such as holidays or bad weather, we may need to reschedule. We will let you know within 24 hours and we’ll schedule a make-up day.
Do I still have to pay for my service if I go out of town?
Nope! Just give us 14 days advance notice via email and we will prorate the cost. However, if you want to suspend service for longer than a month, we will need to formally cancel your service. We hope you’ll join us again upon your return.
What happens to leftover finished compost?
Any compost soil that is left over after the twice-yearly pick-up will be donated to a local school or community garden.
Can I buy finished compost from you?
Currently we are not offering our finished compost for sale. If you subscribe to any of our services, you will receive finished compost twice a year. If you're interested in purchasing additional soil, check out these people.
IF I DON’T WANT FINISHED COMPOST BACK, DO I STILL NEED TO PAY FOR DROP OFF SERVICES?
Yes. Just like you pay utility charges for the city to take your trash “away,” our fees cover the time, energy, and expertise it takes to collect, process, and magically convert your food waste into dirt. Receiving finished compost is more of a bonus and about half our customers choose to donate their share to a local farm or garden. If you’re looking for a free composting option, check out your local UF/IFAS Extension office for DIY classes and resources.